What is the difference between an OWI and a DUI?
There is no difference between an OWI and a DUI. They are both acronyms for a drunk driving charge. In Wisconsin, we refer to a drunk driving charge as an OWI, or operating while intoxicated. DUI stands for driving under the influence. You may have heard drunk driving charges referred to as DWIs, or driving while intoxicated. Throughout our website we frequently interchange OWI and DUI when referring to a drunk driving charge.