drunk driver


variants or drunken driver
chiefly US
: a person who drives a vehicle while drunk
He was killed by a drunk driver.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Police in the coastal South Carolina town of Mount Pleasant responded to a call about a possible drunk driver back in December. Amanda Lee Myers, USA TODAY, 12 Mar. 2023 On May 7, 2017, my youngest son, Curt and I were headed home when we were hit head-on by a drunk driver. Haley Laurence | Hlaurence@al.com, al, 1 Mar. 2023 In December 1963, their younger brother Mark was killed by a drunk driver, and creating art helped their father cope with his grief. San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Feb. 2023

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“Drunk driver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drunk%20driver. Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

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