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New Year’s No-Nos | Salt Lake DUI Attorney Tip of the Week

By December 27, 2011Criminal Defense

What Doesn’t Work: While driving home from the New Year’s Eve party, demonstrating to the police car behind you that you are fully capable of operating a vehicle by driving slalom in and out of the dotted white lines: “Don’t worry honey, I know exactly how to handle this.”

What Works: Never drive “buzzed.”  Most people cannot tell when their own blood alcohol is above the legal limit. If they feel okay and haven’t had many drinks, they will often decide it is okay to drive.  But even when they don’t feel drunk and they haven’t had very much to drink other factors can put them over the limit.  For example, if a person weighs less than average and hasn’t had anything to eat in the last couple of hours, two drinks can push their BAC over the legal limit. Also, if a person feels fine when they get behind the wheel, their blood alcohol can continue increasing as they drive home. Or, if someone is on certain types of medication, that can intensify the negative effects of alcohol.  So, if you have been drinking it is always best to have a designated driver or call a cab. If you have been charged with a DUI, please contact and Salt Lake DUI Attorney.

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