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Find a way home if you are drinking alcohol this holiday season

The holiday season is full of festive events, but you have to be careful if you are going to have some alcoholic beverages. You can't drive after you've had a couple or more because you run the risk of being arrested for the suspicion of drunk driving. In this state, any driver who has a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or higher can't legally drive. People who are under 21 years old have a much lower limit of .02%.

When you get your driver's license here, you agree to the implied consent law. This means that you must submit to a chemical test to check for the presence of alcohol in your system. If you don't comply, you can face serious penalties. If you are trying to decide whether to take the chemical test, you have to think about the possibilities you are facing if you take the test, as well as the ones you are facing if you don't.

It is possible that you will face the suspension of your driving privileges if you are convicted of a drunk driving. This can occur on the first offense, and the length of the suspension increases with each subsequent conviction. You also face the possibility of spending time in jail, fines and community service.

If you are out partying this holiday season, remember to find a ride home. That single decision could mean that you don't have to deal with the severe penalties that come with being arrested for the suspicion of drunk driving and having to face a criminal case for that charge.

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