The terms "assault" and "battery" are used together so often that many people think they are one crime called "assault and battery." In fact, the words refer to two distinct crimes. Just as the charges have different definitions, there can also be different penalties if you are convicted of one of them.
For decades states have wrestled with the problem of reducing the number of deaths and injuries caused by drunk driving. A recent article in the Denver Post describes an innovating approach Colorado is taking: