In Virginia, Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or
Driving Under the Influence (DUI) are treated very seriously.


In Virginia, the terms DWI and DUI are often used interchangeably and fall
under the same statute. It’s important to know the DWI/DUI laws in Virginia.

Per the DWI/DUI laws, it is illegal to drive in Virginia in the following
conditions:

  • A driver has a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 or above.
  • A driver meets the legal definition of intoxication whether by alcohol or drugs or a combination of the two;
  • A driver has a blood concentration of 0.1 milligrams per liter or higher of methamphetamine;
  • A driver has a blood concentration of 0.02 milligrams per liter or
    higher of cocaine;
  • A driver has a blood concentration of 0.01 milligrams per liter or
    higher of phencyclidine (PCP); or
  • A driver has a blood concentration of 0.01 milligrams per liter or
    higher of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA).