How to Avoid a DUI

The best way to beat a DUI charge is to never get one in the first place. In order to do this, a person needs to take steps when out on the town with their car. It is entirely possible to go out, have a good time, maybe even have a drink or two, and not get drunk. By closely monitoring your alcohol intake (or even better, by not drinking at all), a person can avoid the consequences a DUI conviction can bring.

Steps to Avoid a DUI While Going Out

At most bars, if you tell the bartender you are the designated driver, they will give you non-alcohol drinks for free. Get a tonic water with a slice of lime and everyone will assume you are drinking when in actuality you simply drinking water. By sticking to this and avoiding alcohol, you can be completely certain to stay sober while out at the bar.

If you do want to drink, pay very close attention to how much you drink. One drink (12 oz of beer, 4 oz of wine, etc.) is .02 for your BAC. Your body roughly metabolizes .02 per hour. So, theoretically, if you have one drink each hour, you should be able to stay sober. This easier said than done, however. And you need to know yourself – some people can drink a few beers and be completely sober while another will have a couple and be completely unable to drive. This is generally not wise, however, and a person should really just abstain from drinking while they have their car.