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Tips for avoiding a DWI after a party

Partying with your friends is a normal occasion when you are an adult. Whether you hang out at a house, go to a nightclub or check out some bars, you and your friends deserve to have a good time. In order to have a good time, you must be safe. Whenever you are going somewhere with alcohol, it is important to remember that you should never get behind the wheel after drinking.

Drinking and driving can result in a license suspension, thousands of dollars in fines, jail time, injuries and even fatalities. Here are some tips for avoiding a DWI conviction while you are having fun with your friends. 

Choose a trustworthy designated driver

When you are selecting a sober driver, be sure it is an individual who is reliable. It is crucial for this person to feel the responsibility of being sober. If you cannot fully trust a person to not touch alcohol, you still have other options to get home safely without putting yourself and others at risk.

Get another ride

There are so many other ways to get back to your destination safely at the end of the night. You can call a taxi, Lyft or Uber so you do not have to drive at all. Paying a few bucks for a ride is much more preferable than driving while intoxicated. 

Remember driving after one drink can be dangerous

It is easier to get to the 0.08 blood alcohol concentration limit than you think. Plus, you do not even have to hit this limit to get arrested for drunk driving. You will experience effects even at BACs of 0.02 and 0.05. Effects may include the following:

  • Loss of judgment
  • Impairment of visual functions
  • Reduced ability to perform more than one task at the same time
  • Reduced coordination
  • Reduced response times

If you are displaying signs of drunkenness and law enforcement detects any alcohol in you, you may still face DWI charges.

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