There are many reasons to have a drink. You may want to celebrate the holidays, a birthday, an anniversary, or you may just want to hang out with friends and imbibe. Whatever your reasons, there is no reason to get behind the wheel of a car, if you have been drinking.
Consider the consequences before drinking and driving
It may seem harmless to have a few drinks and then drive to your next destination; however, it’s not. Here are a few reasons to consider a decision about whether to drive after drinking too much.
You are in an altered state where you could injure or kill someone or yourself.
There is a good chance you will get caught and arrested.
If you are found guilty of DUI/DWI/OWI, you will have to pay court courts, attorney fees and fines.
You may lose your driver’s license through suspension, or it may be revoked temporarily or permanently.
You could be sentenced to prison.
If convicted, you might have to complete an approved alcohol program and pay a reinstatement fee.
If convicted, you are open to being sued for punitive damages by an injured victim or by the family of someone you killed.
To make matters worse, if you don’t carry any car insurance, you risk losing all your money and material possessions.
After a conviction, you may find it very difficult and expensive to get auto insurance.
Is it really worth it?
Please consider all of the above before you make a decision to get behind the wheel of a car after drinking. Remember, you are not the exception. The Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) limit for Wisconsin is 0.8%. If you are at that limit or over and decide to drive, you are driving impaired and you are breaking the law.
Please keep yourself and others safe. Do not drink and drive.
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