During the holiday season, driving under the influence arrests increase. And it makes sense too, since there are many events and parties with alcohol around the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Eve timeline. Unfortunately, these situations can result in jail time, and worse, a loss of life. That’s why it’s important to be mindful of how much you drink as well as avoiding getting behind the wheel of a vehicle after having been drinking. In today’s blog post, we’re going to be listing out some tips and tricks for avoiding a DUI during the holiday. While it’s essential to be safe and never drive while intoxicated, it’s especially important during the holiday season. Continue reading to find tips and tricks for staying safe.
Tip #1 – Never Drink And Drive
You should avoid getting behind the wheel of a vehicle after having drank alcohol. While you may think that you can get away with it, even after drinking a little, it’s not a good idea to risk it. You don’t have to be belligerently drunk to get arrested for driving under the influence. Depending on your weight, even one drink can affect you. It’s best to stay safe and not even get behind the wheel of a car, no matter how much you have drank.
Tip #2 – Drink With Food
There will be alcohol at work events and Christmas parties during the holiday season. When you decide to partake in drinking, it’s important to be smart about it. When you drink, be sure to eat some food with it. When you eat with drinking, the food stops the alcohol from being absorbed as fast. You’ll be able to enjoy a drink and some tasty food without feeling intoxicated.
Tip #3 – Know Your Limits
When drinking alcohol, it’s essential that you know your limits. One drink can easily lead to another, and then another. Like aforementioned, it’s best to drink in conjunction with food consumption. In the long run, knowing your limits and how much alcohol you can handle smartly will only benefit you.
Tip #4 – Select A Designated Driver
If you’re headed out to an event, party, or even just out on the town, be sure to designate a sober driver beforehand. Knowing that someone will remain sober the entire night will give you peace of mind, and can keep you out of a difficult situation with the law. That being said, make sure that the designated driver is reliable, meaning that they won’t skimp on their duties and start drinking after agreeing to be the DD.
Tip #5 – Plan A Ride Home Beforehand
If you can’t find a designated driver or are worried that they won’t be responsible with their duties, plan to get a ride home from wherever you’re at. You can ask a friend or family member to pick you up after your events or party, or you could call an Uber or taxi. Depending on where you are going, you can also book a hotel for a night. Whatever you choose, if you have been drinking, make sure you have a way to safely get home without getting behind the wheel of a vehicle yourself.
Find A DUI Lawyer At Murphy & Price, LLP
We hope that these tips were helpful for you as we continue your way through the holiday season. If you do find yourself in a situation where you are being charged with a DUI and are trying to find a lawyer to guide you through the process, don’t hesitate to contact Murphy & Price, LLP. Working with an experienced DUI lawyer who has a successful track record court can provide you with peace of mind as you make your way through the situation. Call the DUI lawyers at Murphy & Price, LLP today to schedule a free consultation.