Getting arrested for a DUI, or driving under the influence, can lead to a lot of personal, professional, legal, and financial troubles. This is why you will want to make use of the following tips should you ever find yourself indulging in some alcoholic drinks at a party, wedding, or night out on the town.
Do Not Skip Out On Eating
Two drinks on an empty stomach will effect someone much worse than two drinks would when that person has been eating. It will not only ensure that your behavior is suitable, but eating with your drinks can help keep your BAC, or blood alcohol count, low and below the legal limit.
Know Your BAC
First, you will want to learn what the legal BAC is for your state, as not all states have the same laws regarding this. Then, you will want to invest in a personal breathalyzer device that you can use before you ever leave a place where you have been drinking. If you find that your BAC is too high, you can remain there to rest, eat something, and have a cup of coffee until your BAC lowers into the range of being legally acceptable. Even if you think that you are fine enough to drive, it is never worth the risk.
Don't Sleep It Off In Your Car
Some people have tried to make a responsible choice by resting in their vehicle until they have sobered up enough to be able to legally drive home. However, some states can still charge you with a DUI if you are in the driver's seat with the keys in the ignition, even if you never fully engaged the vehicle. Some people find this out after turning on the car for a little bit for some heat or to listen to the radio for a little while before turning it back off. Check with your local state laws about this to see if you could get a DUI for simply sitting in the driver's seat, even if you never started to drive. If you are unsure as to what the laws are in your state and you have no other choice but to rest in your vehicle, you will want to lay down in the backseat, as that shows that there was no intent to drive while intoxicated.
With those few tips, should you decide to drink alcohol, you will not have to worry about being charged with a DUI, or injuring yourself or others.Share