How does alcohol affect my ability to drive, and what can I do to avoid a DUI?

Posted by Aaron D. Lawrence | Feb 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

Every drink you consume increases your blood-alcohol concentration (BAC). The higher your BAC levels are, the slower your response time and coordination become, which makes it more dangerous for you to operate a vehicle or other heavy equipment. This is because slower reaction times and coordination make it more difficult to identify and avoid hazards on the road. Law enforcement officers are trained to spot drivers who may be driving under the influence. Some of the signs they look for are a driver's failure to maintain speed, a vehicle swerving in and out of lanes, and a driver frequently having to slam on the breaks for routine stops. 

A DUI arrest can carry serious consequences, including a suspension of your license. A conviction carries even more severe consequences. A little preparation can go a long way to help you avoid getting a DUI. If you plan on having a drink or two away from home, make sure you have arranged safe transportation home. Designating a sober driver or calling an Uber can ensure your safety and save you from legal issues resulting from a DUI arrest or conviction.

A single lapse in judgment after a fun night out can have a major impact on your life. If you have been charged with DUI, an experienced criminal defense attorney can help you navigate the process and increase your odds of reaching a favorable result in your case. Call 318-232-4000 for a free consultation. 

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About the Author

Aaron D. Lawrence

Aaron is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Attorney in Ruston, Louisiana. He received his Juris Doctor and Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law from the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center. He received his Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences from the University of North Tex...


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