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His lawyer, Nathan Semmel, rejected that, saying that Simms' wife was a passenger in the car along with two others.
Simms passed on an opportunity to plead guilty and pay only a $500 fine.
In every state, it is a crime for a driver to operate a vehicle while impaired by the effects of alcohol or drugs.
The specific offense may be called driving under the influence (DUI), driving while intoxicated (DWI), operating under the influence (OUI), and even operating a motor vehicle intoxicated (OMVI).
Whatever the specific title, DUI laws make it unlawful for a person to operate a car, truck, motorcycle, or commercial vehicle if:
In this case, police and prosecutors said Simms slurred his words, had bloodshot eyes and smelled of marijuana when he was stopped.