While driving while intoxicated can never be justified, with all the parties
where alcohol is being served this time of the year, you might end up
driving your car while being just over the limit without even realizing
it. Police controls will increase over the holidays so you really don’t
want to be stopped when you’ve had too much to drink. In order to
avoid the possibility of getting charged with a
DWI, or even worse, getting into an accident while intoxicated, stick to the
Make Sure There is a Sober Driver
Always try to arrange for a designated driver if you’re going somewhere
where you’ll be consuming alcohol. Make sure it’s clear before
you leave who among your friends or family will stay sober so you don’t
end up with no sober driver. If you can’t get anyone to stay sober,
just get a taxi, or sort out sleeping arrangements wherever you’re going.
Take it Real Easy if You Do Decide to Drink
While we definitely don’t encourage this, it is possible to just
have 1 or 2 drinks during a lengthy period of time and stay under the
drunk driving limit. Just make sure that you leave enough time between
drinks, have had enough food before you start drinking and drink plenty
of water in between.
Protect Your Friends and Family
If you got a ride from someone who was supposed stay sober but failed to
do so, make sure you don’t get into the car with them and don’t
let them drive on their own either. Protect your friends and family from
getting charged with a DWI or potentially getting into a bad traffic accident.
Unfortunately people still fail to stay under the legal alcohol limit when
driving during the holidays. If you’ve been charged with a DWI,
or you or a loved one have been involved in an accident where the other
party was possibly intoxicated, you should talk to a lawyer immediately.
The experienced DWI and personal injury attorneys at The Kyle Law Firm
can help you defend your rights.
Contact us today for a free consultation.