A charge of driving under the influence (DUI) can occur if the police stop someone who is driving while above the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) level of 0.08%.
If you’re in college, there’s a good chance you will go out to a bar. Afterward, you may be tempted to drive home after a few drinks, under the assumption you’ll be fine. You may have a friend who’s told you how to act if an officer pulls you over, but their advice may not be all that good.
Here’s what you should know:
You could still be charged after following the advice of a friend
There are many common myths about DUI avoidance that spread around, and there may be more than ever with the help of the internet. If you want to avoid more trouble, you may want to disregard these myths:
- Cold showers: A shower may make you feel alert for a limited time, but you won’t reduce your BAC
- Drinking coffee: Coffee won’t do anything for you but feel the effects of caffeination, which may worsen your condition
- Quick nap: Sleeping may give you a break from drinking, but it won’t help you sober up
- Some exercise: Exercise may raise your heart rate and make you feel attentive, but it won’t reduce your alcohol level
The best way you may be able to avoid a DUI is to know your drink limit and pace yourself. You may need to know your options if you were recently charged with a DUI.