Party smart with these 6 steps:
1) Always have a designated driver
Assigning a DD before consuming alcohol eliminates the temptation to drive.
Having a DD will save the time and money of finding a cab.
2) Know how much alcohol is in a “standard drink”
Between a 12 oz can of beer, a 5 oz glass of wine, or a 1.5 oz shot of alcohol, these three drinks can be considered 1 standard alcoholic beverage.
Awareness of alcohol consumption can eliminate reckless behavior and the risk of DUI.
3) Why men can consume more alcohol than women and be less impaired
Drunkenness is no contest but even after adjusting for weight and height, the average woman will still get drunker quicker than the average man.
According to Dr. Oz, men “have an extra enzyme in the lining of their stomach and that enzyme, when it sees alcohol, begins to metabolize it immediately.”
Knowing how alcohol will affect the body is important for making smart transportation decisions.
4) Alcohol and prescription medication
Consumption of alcohol on prescription medication increases impairment and risk of danger.
Mixing alcohol with certain medications can cause nausea and vomiting, headaches, drowsiness, fainting, or loss of coordination and may even result in heart problems, internal bleeding, or difficulties breathing.
Operating a vehicle on prescription medication and/or alcohol would be ultimately life-threatening and may conclude in hard time.
5) Zero tolerance policy
By no means is underage consumption of alcohol legal within Arizona borders, including religious ceremony or personal belief.
Minors should remember not to consume alcohol before the age of 21 and avoid drinking and driving at all costs.
Consequences for a minor DUI offense can range from 2 years with a suspended license, or 6 months in jail, a $2,500 fine or court fees up to $1,700.
6) Traffic Stop
Make sure to remain calm and act politely while presenting Driver’s License, Registration and Proof of Insurance.
Respectfully utilize the 5th amendment and refuse any field sobriety tests.
If arrested for DUI/DWI call Oracle Law Group Office P.C 480-704-0777 for the best defense attorney in Arizona.