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DWI’s in Missouri

In Missouri, the legal drinking age is 21.  The legal limit BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) for Missouri drivers over the age of 21, is 0.08%.  However, this is lower (0.02%) for those under the age of 21.   Because it is so low, it does not take much alcohol to raise your BAC levels.

Driving While Intoxicated (also known as DWI), occurs when you operate any type of motorized ‘vehicle’ in an intoxicated condition.  Intoxication can be under the influence of alcohol, controlled substance or drug, prescription medicine or even over-the-counter medicine or a combination of any of these.

Can you receive a DWI outside of your car? Yes! Anything that has a motor is considered a motorized vehicle that you can be ticketed while drinking and driving. This includes:

  • Lawnmowers
  • Motorcycles
  • Mopeds
  • Tractors
  • Golf Carts
  • Etc.

Missouri law does not include a horse and buggy, but we would not suggest getting behind the reins after having a few too many beers!

If you’ve gotten a ticket for a DWI, know what to do, call Tad Morlan today!

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