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A designated driver could save you a lot of trouble

On Behalf of | Dec 2, 2022 | DUI/DWI

You and your friends like to go out at the weekend and enjoy yourselves. Usually, this involves a few drinks at someone’s home and then on to the bars and clubs in the city. You’re moving from place to place while consuming alcohol. Not only is driving under these circumstances something you shouldn’t do but it is forbidden by law.

You and your friends may want to consider designating a driver each weekend. This doesn’t have to be the same person all the time, you can rotate every week. Outlined below are some of the key benefits of having a designated driver.

You can focus on enjoying yourself

You work very hard during the week and there is nothing wrong with having a few drinks at the weekend. The last thing you want to be worrying about is how you are going to get home at the end of the night. Having a designated driver means that you don’t have to rely on public transport or join the line for a cab.

Having a designated driver is also a safety-conscious decision. Alcohol has the potential to impair a person’s decision making and ultimately their driving abilities. With one person staying sober, you know you have the best person for the job behind the wheel.

You could avoid charges

One of the most notable benefits of having a designated driver is that you can avoid DUI charges. If you’re not behind the wheel, then you shouldn’t be accused of driving the vehicle.

If you are facing DUI charges then it’s important to address them. Remember, you are innocent until proven guilty. Having legal guidance behind you will help you come up with an optimal defense strategy.