According to National statistics, an average of 12,000 people die every year in DUI-related accidents. There is an average of 900,000 arrested each year for DUI/DWI and a full 1/3 of those are repeat offenders. While National averages have dropped by half over the past 35 years there is still an ongoing problem with drinking and driving. The solution to this problem does not just rest in the hands of law enforcement to find these violators and prosecute them but within each and every person to make the conscious choice not to drink and drive. This is our responsibility not to get behind the wheel of a car impaired. Keep the roadways safe for your loved ones and the loved ones of others by not drinking and driving. Your life is important. The lives of the people you are driving with are important. Making that one snap decision to drive impaired can end your life or someone else’s in a flash. Whether you have been charged with a DUI or a DWI in your state, go to DMV.org and it will show you what the penalties will be for driving under the influence and how it will affect your driving privilege. Being convicted of driving under the influence can also impact your life in ways you may not be aware of, including loss of employment, prevention of employment in certain jobs, higher insurance rates, serious financial setbacks, personal and family embarrassment, and having that conviction on your driving records for years and maybe even forever.
What about driving under the influence of drugs?
Now with the legalization of marijuana, driving under the influence of drugs presents a whole new problem behind the wheel. Law enforcement has sought a method of breath testing to determine the content of THC present in an individual along with field sobriety testing. Testing for drugs at the roadside is getting more and more sophisticated and likelihood of not being caught under the influence is very slim.
The goal is to keep everyone safe on the road. The loss of life is not worth getting behind the wheel of a car and putting everyone at risk. Do not drive drunk or high. Call a friend, relative, cab or stay where you are, but do not attempt to drive when you are high.
If you did receive a DWI/DUI, you are most likely going to need an alcohol assessment or evaluation. here at Center of Solutions is the place where people are turning for fast and reliable service. The evaluation is offered in your home and is completed by Dr. Kathy S. Garber who is an expert in addictions. There are no judgments and everyone is treated with respect in the alcohol assessment process. We want to help you and not add to your problems. Many folks feel that taking an alcohol evaluation is a chance to condemn them even further into their problem. We look at alcohol and drug assessment as a chance to save a life… maybe even yours.