Drunk driving is a criminal act that can lead to some serious legal consequences. It is imperative that all drivers have a good understanding of what constitutes drunk driving in this state. There are a few points that might surprise you.
If you are going to head out to a fireworks display or barbecue for the 4th of July holiday and plan on drinking, make sure that you plan to have a designated driver or a similar way home after. This can help you to avoid having to end the festivities in a jail cell. Of course, you can't predict the future so there might not be a way that you will know that you are going to head out for drinks.
With the warmer months of the year here, you are likely ready to enjoy time outdoors. Sometimes, adults might attend functions that involve alcohol. If you are planning to head out to barbecues, bonfires or other events that will have adult beverages, you need to make sure that you are making plans to make it home afterward.
Impaired driving charges can come from a host of situations. It is imperative that anyone who is going to drive understands exactly what it means to be driving while impaired. The truth here is that even people who haven't had any alcohol might face this type of criminal charge.
A woman was recently arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Maryland after striking multiple vehicles intentionally and then resisting arrest. The incident occurred on Tuesday, March 6 in Faulkner. She is facing multiple charges following the arrest. According to a news report, the woman is 43 and from the area where the incident occurred.
This weekend is one that will be full of fun and excitement for football fans. If you are planning on heading out to watch the big game somewhere, you must make sure that you have a designated driver or a way to get home if you plan on consuming alcoholic beverages. Hopefully, you have already made those plans and just need to take a minute to verify that everything is still ready to go.
Drunk driving charges are hard enough to face when that's your only criminal charge. For some individuals, the drunk driving charge is actually the least of their worries. This is the case when the driving while drunk led to a crash. In this instance, you might face the DUI and other criminal charges.
Before you head out to watch the game or enjoy holiday festivities this weekend, do yourself a favor and find a ride home. You don't want a drunk driving charge to ruin your weekend or these last two months of the year. By taking the time to find a designated driver or plan for other transportation, you could be saving yourself countless hours and a lot of money.
Drivers mustn't do anything before they drive that impairs their ability to stay safe. One thing that many people might not think about when they are getting ready to get behind the wheel is how medications and drugs will impact them.
We recently discussed how functioning alcoholics might not realize that they have an issue with alcohol or that this could be one of the reasons why they wound up involved in the criminal justice system. As hard as it is to come to terms with your own drinking problem, it is imperative that anyone facing drunk driving charges determine if an addiction is the underlying cause of the issue.