I was arrested for DUI. Why are there two charges against me?

In California, driving under the influence (DUI or “drunk driving”) is covered in two ways under two different laws. The general section for DUI is 23152(a) of the Vehicle Code. It makes it illegal to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs at any level. The second charge is 23152(b) – driving with a blood alcohol at or above 0.08%. Even with “perfect” driving, just having that blood alcohol level and driving a car is against the law.  The charges are related, but separate.

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