Drunk driving is an illegal activity that can cost your freedom, your life, or the life of someone else. Too many times people find themselves “driving drunk” because they fall prey to false beliefs about drinking that get them in trouble. Let’s set the record clear about several of these false beliefs right now.
- Alcohol not only impairs vision, it reduces a person’s depth perception. While driving under the influence, a tree or a curve could seem farther away than it really is, and you might not know it’s close until you hit it.
- Coffee will not help you drive safely. The caffeine might keep you awake, but it will not restore your vision, depth perception, or any other sense impaired by the alcohol.
- Your weight has nothing to do with alcohol’s affect on your body. A 300-pound person can become intoxicated just as quickly and severely as a 100-pound person.
- With every two beers you drink, your chances of being involved in a drunk driving accident increase significantly. By the time you’ve consumed a 6-pack, your likelihood of being in an accident is 44%.
- You cannot talk your way out of a DUI or DWI. In many felony DUI convictions, the most detrimental evidence against the driver comes from his/her own mouth at the time of arrest. Here’s a word to the wise, do not attempt to defend or explain yourself to the police after being stopped for drunk driving until you have spoken with an attorney. Your words can have a damaging impact on your case.
Here’s the bottom line … if you are going to drink, do not drive. If you are going to drive, do not drink. If you find yourself in a situation where you have been drinking and driving, call the Law Office of Michael Bruckheim right away.