Drinking and Driving After Sporting Events
Statistics show that people are more likely to drink and drive after attending live and televised sporting events. Beer companies, in particular, target their products at sports fans and consequently their beverages feature prominently both in stadiums and at gatherings. Alcohol and sports can safely complement each other. But, win or lose, people who enjoy adult beverages with their sports should not get behind the wheel.
Avoiding a DWI on Game Day
Driving while intoxicated is a serious crime, and being arrested and charged with DWI is a frightening experience. When planning your next sporting event, it is helpful to consider whether alcohol will be involved. If so, here are some suggestions to help you avoid an unpleasant encounter with the law:
- Choose a designated driver to take friends to and from your home watching party.
- Take a taxi to the stadium. Some taxi companies offer group discounts.
- Choose a sports bar within walking distance.
Local police departments often go on high alert during and after big games. A DUI/DWI not only puts a damper on your game day, it can leave a permanent mark on your record and lead to fines, a suspended license, and jail time. When you mix alcohol and sports, be sure to leave the driving to someone else.
If you have been charged with DUI or DWI, an experienced attorney may be able to help minimize the damage. To speak with a San Antonio DWI lawyer about your DUI or DWI charge, contact the Law Offices of Chris S. Barnett at 210-587-6464.