Although we are, once again, in the middle of a surging pandemic and holiday parties aren’t happening as they usually do, you may still find yourself in a situation where it is harder to say no to indulging in alcohol. Maybe you’re not the partying type, but had a bit too much to drink at a socially distanced event before you realized it is time to go home. What should you do when you’re more buzzed than what you think is safe to drive or know someone who seems too intoxicated to drive?
The answer is easy. Stay safe and don’t drive home.
Numbers Don’t Lie
Think about it, if you try to drive home, chances are you might get pulled and possibly face a charge of drinking and driving. Note that a conviction for drunk driving will have consequences that can last a lifetime. Even if you somehow avoided getting pulled over by law enforcement, is it really worth it to place yourself and other people in danger? While an accident isn’t a sure thing, safety isn’t guaranteed either.
Are you truly willing to drive even when there is a huge statistical chance that you may not get home safely? Forget about facing legal trouble or a possible DUI charge, are you willing to brave icy roads driving while half passed out? Even when you think you are okay, remember that it only takes a second of your hands letting go of the wheel or nodding off for an accident to happen.
Get Home Safely
Do you know that hundreds of people die in car crashes each year between Christmas and New Year? Instead of just thinking about avoiding a DUI charge, think about saving your life when it comes to not drinking and driving this season. Try to get a ride with family or friends. Call someone you know or get a cab instead. If going out with a group, try assigning a designated driver. There is no shame in letting someone else drive you home. Remember, the consequences of driving home while drunk may be a lot worse than facing a DUI charge.
If you got pulled over or know someone who was charged with a DUI, the best thing to do is to make sure that you call a drinking and driving lawyer as soon as possible. Call Calvin Barry if you need a DUI lawyer in Toronto.