DWI are the initials for the charge Driving While Intoxicated. DUI are the initials of the charge of Driving Under the Influence. They are the same charge, just different ways of naming the charge of driving while in an impaired condition.
The difference is in what the law making body for a given jurisdiction decides to call it. Here in Missouri the State Legislature calls it DWI while for example the City of Kansas City Missouri calls it DUI.
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