DWI (1950); DUI (1969)

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Mon Oct 21 19:41:45 UTC 2002

   This is a little better.  Again, it's Monday, and the NYPL is closed.

   21 June 1950, NEW YORK TIMES, pg. 16:
   Because a charge of driving while intoxicated--or a DWI charge, as the police call it--is often impossible to prove in court unless it's backed up by evidence from a chemical test.

   26 October 1969, NEW YORK TIMES, pg. SM54:
   A black man from Sweetport, La., named Edward Green, was even more surprised to find himself arrested on a D.U.I. charge (driving under the influence) by a black officer in Mississippi and fined a crushing $113.

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