drunk driving


variants or drunken driving
chiefly US
: the act of driving a vehicle while drunk
He was arrested for drunk driving.

Examples of drunk driving in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The star quarterback got arrested for drunk driving at 2:30 a.m. early in the season, then broke his ankle in the final weeks. Tim Kiska, Detroit Free Press, 25 Jan. 2024 This is one example of how Drive Square is used as an effective tool against teenage drunk driving within the community. Tyler Shepherd, USA TODAY, 10 Apr. 2024 North by Northwest contains several of the most thrilling sequences in the director’s filmography, including the darkly comedic drunk driving scene, the showdown with the crop duster, and the climactic chase atop Mount Rushmore. Wesley Stenzel, EW.com, 27 Mar. 2024 Federal officials said Ortiz-Vite, a citizen of Mexico, was deported from the U.S. in 2020 following a drunk driving arrest but returned illegally, the station reported. Mike Stunson, Kansas City Star, 26 Mar. 2024 Cache was first convicted in 2019 of murder and drunk driving. Nate Gartrell, The Mercury News, 18 Mar. 2024 Drinking, driving a bad mix on Texas roads Here are drunk driving statistics in Texas that should scare you. Ella Gonzales, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 29 Feb. 2024 Larson has pushed for tougher drunk driving laws in Wisconsin for 25 years. Chris Ramirez, Journal Sentinel, 15 Feb. 2024 But the opposition to this bill mirrors the same arguments that led to the ban in the first place in 1985: the fear that social hours encourage bad behavior afterward, like drunk driving. Kayla Dwyer, The Indianapolis Star, 23 Jan. 2024

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“Drunk driving.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drunk%20driving. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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