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Operating While Intoxicated is Iowa’s drunk driving law. Operating While Intoxicated is often referred to as an OWI, DUI or DWI.
Under the laws of the State of Iowa, a conviction for an Operating While Intoxicated offense results when the prosecution is able to prove each of the necessary elements of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. Those elements are listed below.
The defendant operated a motor vehicle; ANDAt the time of operation, the defendant was:
A person is legally “under the influence” of alcohol or a drug when any one of the following is true as a result of consumption of alcohol or use of a drug:
“Any amount” of controlled substance means just that; “any amount.” Thus, if a controlled substance is detected in a person’s system at or near the time they were operating a motor vehicle, they can be charged and potentially convicted of operating while intoxicated even if they were not even necessarily “impaired” by that substance.
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