Information On How To Clear Your Dui/dwi Conviction Record. It does not matter which state you live in, all 50 states including the District of Columbia recognize a blood alcohol level of .08% as the level at which a person is considered to be drunk and should not be driving. A number of states also have a lesser charge commonly know as DWAI or "driving while ability impaired", the blood alcohol level for this charge is .05% to .079%. In the states that recognize the lesser charge, please realize that it is still a drunk driving penalty and should not be taken lightly, if you are facing any charge whether it be a DUI in California, a DWI in Missouri, a OWI in Iowa, a DUII in Oregon, a DWAI in Colorado, or any of the other terms states use to describe drunk driving, these are serious charges that in most states will remain on your criminal record for life if convicted. With that said we strongly encourage you to speak with one of our drunk driving lawyers about your case immediately.