With the holidays in full swing, it seems a party, after-work social or
other gathering is on the list every weekend in December. While these
events might be fun, between Thanksgiving and New Years Day, the number
of arrests related to drinking and driving in Alaska skyrockets. In fact,
almost half of all driving fatalities on Christmas Day are alcohol-related.
According to statistics from MADD, Alaska has recorded over 3,000 DUI arrests
this year. Don’t become another statistic, this year get informed
about how dangerous drinking and driving is. Pass your knowledge on to
your friends and family; share this article on Twitter and Facebook.
Facts on Alcohol
- Whether you’re drinking wine, beer, or liquor they all deliver the
- No amount of coffee will sober up you up. The only thing that will sober
you up is time.
- Always ask what’s in the punch, it may be more potent than it tastes!
One 12oz beer is equivalent to 5oz bottle of wine and wine is equal to
1.5oz of liquor.
Avoid a DUI – Plan Ahead
Drinking at holiday gatherings can be fun, as long as you drink responsibly.
If you plan to attend a holiday celebration, make plans ahead of time,
so you won’t get behind the wheel after drinking.
- Find a designated driver
- Remember to bring cash for a cab
- Spend the night at the host's house
- Hitch a ride home with a sober friend
- Take public transportation
Remember, the consequences of drinking and driving are severe. If you are
involved in a car accident, not only could you be seriously injured, you
could kill or injure others on the road. Also, your insurance company
will not help you pay for the damage to your car, and you will be charged with
DUI. If you are arrested for DUI, contact an
Anchorage criminal defense lawyer today.