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Drunk Driving Archives

Differences between handheld devices and Breathalyzers

Many people who are pulled over for the suspicion of drunk driving falsely assume that the test they take on the handheld machine on the side of the road is going to be what is used to establish that they were intoxicated at the time they were stopped. In reality, the reading that will be used in court will come from either a larger machine at the police station or the blood or urine sample taken at a hospital or medical center.

Impaired driving can involve alcohol, but doesn't always

Drivers who have consumed alcohol don't have a place on the road because they put themselves and others in danger. Police officers try to spot drunk drivers so they can get them off the road. Unfortunately, this means that people who haven't ever been in legal trouble might suddenly face criminal charges.

Use care this weekend to avoid drunk driving charges

This weekend is a big one for parties. For the people who plan on going out to watch the big game on Sunday, taking the time to find a designated driver or another responsible way home must be a priority now. There is a chance that you might be pulled over by police officers if you opt to try to drive yourself home after the game. This could be devastating if you have had alcoholic beverages during the evening.

Don't start 2019 off being arrested for drunk driving

With the New Year's Eve parties right around the corner, it is imperative that everyone who is going to have alcohol sets a plan for making it home at the end of the night. Without this, it is totally possible that you will have to drive after you've had a few drinks. This could result in you spending the first day of 2019 behind bars. We know that this probably isn't how you want to start the new year off.

The consequences of an accident while driving drunk

Some individuals who drive after drinking will cause an accident, and that can bring up some serious charges. Additional criminal charges beyond the basic drunk driving charges are common if there is an injury or death associated with an accident caused by a drunk driver.

Know what options you have when you face a DUI

Driving after drinking is a mistake. You might not have realized just how much the alcohol affected you when you got behind the wheel. The police officers who are patrolling the area might see some small signs that something is wrong and decide to pull you over. This is the start of a rough road for you.

Driving drunk in Arkansas has several penalties possible

Drivers on Arkansas' roads must be fully sober and able to operate the vehicle. When a driver is impaired, there is a chance that they will face criminal charges. These are serious matters because the penalties are strict. For almost all circumstances, finding another way home is a better idea so that you don't have to risk driving drunk.

Drunk driving charges must be addressed swiftly this summer

The summer months are filled with outdoor activities like bonfires and boat rides. Adults who are participating in these activities might have alcohol while they are doing them. It is imperative that anyone who is planning on doing this has a plan for making it home after the event so that they aren't tempted to drive home after drinking.

100 deadliest days of the year are here

The United States is in the middle of some of the most dangerous days for teens on the roads. When you look at the 10 deadliest days of the year for teenagers, you will find that nine of them occur between May and August. This fact has left this period known as the 100 deadliest days for teens.