Driving while under the influence of alcohol is, by any reasonable person's account, dangerous. If you are under the influence and you choose to drive - you are at greater risk of being in an accident, being injured, and/or dying. And, not only are you risking your own life and limbs - but your also endangering everyone else on the road with you.
That being said, did you know that - that every single injury or death related to drunk driving is preventable. Here is the one foolproof way to prevent drinking and driving.
Take the "D" out of DWI.
How do you do that? Here are some options.
- Assign a designated driver. Have someone in your party who agrees not to drink be the only one who holds on to the keys and the only one who drives.
- Take a cab. Trust me the cost of almost any cab ride - save for one that takes you from New York to California (and maybe even then) is going to cost less than a DWI arrest, in the long run.
- Walk home.
- Contract with a Designated Driver Service. Not only do you get home safe - but if you've driven to the bar - your vehicle will too.
- Get a room. As with the suggestion in #2 - the cost of spending a night in a hotel will be small - when compared to what you'll end up spending to defend a DWI and/or pay the fines, fees and increased car insurance if your ever convicted of Drunk Driving.
The first, best step you can take to ensure that you have a fighting chance to preserve your rights, understand your options - and even beat the charge - is to speak to an experienced Minnesota DWI Defense Attorney.