Every state has penalties for drivers who operate vehicles while intoxicated. Some do not classify impaired driving offenses as crimes, while others consider driving while intoxicated a misdemeanor criminal offense. If a person is convicted of multiple offenses of driving while intoxicated, some states charge an offender with a felony. This chart provides information about criminal charges related to driving while intoxicated for every state.
Source: NHTSA 2013 and NCSL 2014.