At the end of a hard week, everyone likes to let their hair down. For some people, this involves hanging out with friends and hitting nightclubs. Others enjoy a quiet drink at home or at a friend’s house. The common denominator in both instances is alcohol.
If you’re leaving your home at any point while enjoying your time off, particularly if you are on a night out, then you need to think about how you will get back. The city hotspots might be outside of walking distance and your friends could live in the next town over. Driving may be off the table, so what else can you do?
Many people opt to nominate a designated driver each week who does not consume any alcohol. What are the benefits of this?
Negating the risk of a DUI
Although there are many myths in circulation, there is no way that you can guarantee to beat DUI charges if you have been drinking. The only sure thing is if you haven’t had anything to drink at all. A designated driver takes on next to no risk of being charged with drunk driving. Even in the event that a traffic stop does occur, sobriety tests should come back clear and you can all get on with your evening.
Having a designated driver means that you don’t have to worry about getting home after drinking. Drunk driving simply isn’t worth the risk. You have your family, career and reputation to think of after all.
In the event that you do get pulled over for drunk driving, you need to remember your legal rights. Doing this will help you to come up with the best possible defense strategy.