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5 ways to avoid driving drunk

Driving drunk is against the law, and most people understand how dangerous it is. The majority of people who get behind the wheel while intoxicated have no other ideas about how to get home -- or they choose to ignore them. How can we stop this? The simple solution is learning different ways that you can get home when you are intoxicated. Choosing one of these five methods will help prevent you from getting a DUI and prevent points from being added to your license.

Understanding field sobriety testing

If you're pulled over by the police on suspicion of drunk driving, then you'll likely be asked to perform a field sobriety test. This is not the breath test that measures your blood alcohol concentration. This test is actually a series of three different tests that allow an officer to determine if you are impaired.

How a college DUI impacts your future

All you wanted to do was to go out and have fun with your friends, but the night quickly turned sour when the police pulled you over. Your tail light was out, which normally is a simple matter of talking to the police and getting a new light after a warning. Unfortunately, since you'd been drinking, the officer asked you to perform a field sobriety test before giving you a breathalyzer test.

5 signs that a breath test isn't accurate

You don't think you're over the legal limit, and you take the breath test gladly after getting pulled over. To your surprise, it comes back at 0.09. The officer says you're under arrest for drinking and driving, though you don't even feel buzzed.

3 DUI defenses women use successfully

As a woman, you may already know that if you drink, your body could absorb alcohol differently than a man. With less weight and different muscle-to-fat ratios, women tend to become drunk quickly in comparison to men. Despite this, most women understand when they've had too much to drink and avoid driving.

4 ways a college DUI can affect your future

It's true that teens and young adults want to have fun as much as they want to work hard, and as a student at a university, you deserve a needed break. Unfortunately, many students end up drinking and driving, which puts them at risk for a DUI. A DUI results in a number of long-term consequences, even if you don't have to go to jail or pay a fine. So, how can a DUI affect your future?

DWI charges in South Carolina

For many people, drinking is a way of relieving stress and another way to enjoy the company of friends. Many people are able to enjoy alcohol in a responsible way that does not endanger themselves or others, but if you have drunk enough to become impaired and then you decide to drive, you may learn the hard way that drinking and driving in South Carolina can have very serious consequences.

Are You Required to Take a Field Sobriety Test?

It's late, and you're driving down the highway, headed home for the night, when you see blue and red lights flashing behind you. Before long, you realize the flashing lights are intended for you, and a police care is urging you to pull to the side of the road. Best case scenario: He's just pulling you over to wish you a good evening before sending you on your way. Worst case scenario: He suspects that you're impaired and is intent on proving it.

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