Getting into a car after consuming any amount of alcohol is considered driving under the influence, or drunk driving in Bucks County, PA. We’ve all seen the commercials that say that buzzed driving is drunk driving, and those commercials are correct. Those commercials are effective because they are aimed at people who think that nothing is going to happen to them if they drive after having a glass of wine at dinner. They are aimed at the driver who can’t be bothered to call a cab or assign a designated driver. Those things can and will prevent drunk driving accidents in Bucks County.
Let’s start with some basic questions:
- Do you go to bar at night and have a couple drinks after work with your friends?
- Do you drink more than one beer or one shot of liquor?
- Do you skip the appetizers?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should not drive a car. Yes it was one beer, and yes you may not feel drunk, so you’re good to go right? WRONG. Feeling intoxicated and being intoxicated are two different things. After one drink, your BAC may show that you are intoxicated, while you and your friends might not.
In Bucks County alone, in 2005 it was reported that 41 of every 10,000 arrests is a DUI arrest, and that is 41 too many, and it is plausible to say that that number has only gone up over the last six years. That same study showed that four people per 10,000 are killed as a result of drunk driving accidents. That does not count the people who were just injured, severely or not. This number has most likely also gone up. Drunk driving and drunk driving accidents are not something to be taken lightly. A lot of emphasis is put on DUI’s on certain holidays such as St. Patrick’s Day and other holidays that are known for being big drinking holidays, but drunk driving is something that should be addressed all year round.
Saile and Saile LLP are the go to lawyers for DUI in Bucks County and they offer free consultations. The experience of the Bucks County DUI lawyer allows them to assist and reassure that the problem will be solved. If you have been charged with a DUI, call the Bucks County lawyers at Saile and Saile LLP, who know the PA and NJ DUI and DWI laws. So pick up the phone and dial the number and take the first step to your Bucks County DUI defense.