Driving under the influence of alcohol is still a serious problem in Missouri. While Mothers Against Drunk Driving reported that the number of people arrested for DUI has decreased in the state, many still end up getting arrested or worse.
Even for a first-time offender, a DUI arrest can have lasting effects for years to come. While it does not seem fair that a choice you made when you were 20 can affect you well into your 40s and 50s, the truth is that your choices now have a direct impact on where you end up in the future.
If you plan to go out and watch the game at a bar, hit a club with your friends or attend a party on campus, it is always a good idea to think ahead and determine how you will get home. Once you are drinking, your decision-making skills decrease and you may make the wrong decision to get behind the wheel of a car. Not only can this lead to terrible accidents, but also to fines, license suspension and jail time for you.
With the start of the baseball season comes the chance to have fun and cheer on the St. Louis Cardinals. If you are planning on attending a Cardinals game soon and drinking alcohol while you are there, be sure to exercise caution. Drinking a little with your friends at the game is great, but if you are not careful, you could end up with a DWI charge with serious consequences.