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How can I avoid a drunk driving arrest during the holiday season?

| Nov 17, 2015 | Drunk Driving

Drunk driving is something that can ruin a good night. If you have some parties planned for this winter holiday season, taking steps to avoid having to drive drunk is the best way that you can avoid facing criminal charges and penalties for driving drunk.

Are there any methods to use for having a drink and still driving home?

There aren’t any sure-fire ways for being able to drink and then drive home. Eating can help your body to absorb the alcohol in drinks a little slower. You can stop drinking alcohol early on in the night so that you have more time for your body to work the alcohol out of your system. Even if you use those tips, your blood-alcohol concentration might still be above the legal limit for driving.

What can I do so people don’t know I’m not drinking alcohol?

You don’t have to drink alcohol to have fun at a holiday party. If you know you will have to drive home, have non-alcoholic drinks. You can always put the alcohol in a cup to make you fit in better if you need to do that.

What options do I have for getting home?

Designated drivers, public transportation or taxis are some of the ways you can get home if you have been drinking. If you can’t use any of those, find out if you can sleep off the alcohol at the location of the party.

If something happens and you drive after drinking, you might be pulled over for drunk driving. You should work to understand your options if you are arrested on a drunk driving charge.

Source: Journey Healing Centers, “How to Avoid Impaired Driving During the Holidays,” accessed Nov. 17, 2015