No one plans to drink and drive. No one plans to get arrested for DUI, but if you still get arrested, you may need an owi lawyer for legal help. No one plans to have a car accident. No one plans to kill an innocent by-stander…but they all happen every day. Unfortunately, lots of people plan to drink alcohol at holiday parties but they don’t plan how they’re going to get home. Many people think…”I’m only going to have a few drinks, I’ll be fine.” When the truth is it only takes “a few drinks” to get buzzed and Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving.
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When you are “just buzzed” your vision and reflexes are impaired thus making a buzzed driver a hazard on the road. Last year in fresno, more than 250 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday periods. I don’t want you to be one of them. Personally, I choose not to drink alcohol at all but I know that many of you do. Please, if you are going to drink make a plan. Take the pledge, designate a non-drinking driver or plan for alternative transportation.
If you are hosting a holiday party, be a responsible host. Again….plan ahead to keep your guests safe. Here are a few things you can do to to plan a safe party,
- Don’t drink. As host, you need to be sober so that you can monitor your guest’s alcohol consumption.
- Offer plenty of non-alcoholic beverages. Here are some great drink recipes.
- Monitor the door. Make sure none of you guests who are buzzed or drunk get behind the wheel to prevent car accidents.
- Have phone numbers for the local taxi company handy so that you can call if a friend or family member needs a ride.
As we celebrate Christmas and ring in the New Year, please plan ahead to stay safe.