dui_chartFar too many people appear to believe that they do not have issues with alcohol, and appear to think it normal to have “just a few” and drive. With the advent of Uber and Lyft, it amazes me people still think it OK to drive after two drinks in an hour. It may seem wise to save those few bucks, but you only need to get caught once, or worse, get into a car accident, to have your driver record be scarred for a long time to come. Not to mention thee cost of being in jail, bail, fines and the unsettling realization that all this could have been avoided. So don’t it. If you cannot seem to stop even at two drinks, even if you don’t drink daily, you may have a drinking problem.
Still, it pays to use common sense. In the unfortunate case, you are pulled over. NEVER admit you have been drinking or smoking, as that gives police officers probable cause to ask further questions, and inspect your vehicle. Refused to take the breathalyzer as they can be inaccurate and show a higher blood content level if you have recently had a drink. Request a blood test, which unfortunately, may mean a trip to the station, but also means your body has more time to metabolize the alcohol.