Avoiding A DUI During The Holidays

The holidays are rapidly approaching, and with it come plenty of opportunities to celebrate with good cheer. However, this is the time of year when most DUI’s will occur. In efforts to help you avoid a DUI during the holidays, be sure to follow your common sense, and keep these things in mind:

  • Do not drink and drive. It’s as simple as this. However, if you do feel the need to have a drink, be sure to be smart about your consumption and use common sense. If you have too much to drink, call a cab, stay the night, or have a designated driver take you home.
  • Do not rely on alcohol detection devices. Technology such as portable breath testing devices (PBT) and evidential breath testers (EBT) are not a reliable way to determine you intoxication level since they are all flawed in some way.
  • Do not go by the “one drink an hour” rule. Not everyone can tolerate alcohol the same way. One’s alcohol metabolism depends on variables such as body weight, food content, hydration level, and gender, which is different for everyone.
  • Do not feel that you are safe to drink if you are close to home. Most accidents and DUI’s occur within one mile of your home, making the thought that you will be safe to drink and drive if you do not have far to go not true. Again, if you do have too much to drink, use an alternate way of getting home or simply stay where you are until you are sober.

Drinking and driving is not worth it. However, there are many people out there that are willing to take that chance, putting their life and other people’s lives at stake. Make yourself knowledgeable and understand the consequences of a DUI.

Colsey Law Office wants to keep you and your family safe during the holidays. However, if you find yourself in trouble and need the help of a DUI attorney, contact us immediately.

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