A drunk driving
charge under California vehicle code
section 23152 is commonly referred to as a 'deuce'. For many years when driving under the influence was prohibited in California by Vehicle Code section 502 and later by section 23102 a drunk driving violation was known as a 'deuce'.
A ‘deuce’ in police lingo refers to a person arrested for driving under the influence (DUI).
- People v. Weatherill, (1989) 215 Cal.App.3d 156