Tips to Avoiding a DUI During the Holidays
The winter holidays are rapidly approaching. For most people, that means an increase in stress, as work projects have to balance against hard end-of-year deadlines. It’s also the time of year in which we see a serious uptick in parties — whether with coworkers, friends, or family members — to celebrate the myriad holidays that crop up between Halloween and the new year. Between the stress and the excitement, Americans will double their usual alcohol consumption during the last two months of the year.
Of course, with such a dramatic increase in drinking, the rate of DUI arrests and convictions also goes up. If you or a loved one has been charged with driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated in Bend, OR, or the surrounding areas, get help from an experienced DUI attorney. Connect with The Donahue Law Firm for serious, individualized representation during your DUI proceedings. Also, keep these tips in mind to help you avoid a DUI and stay safe this holiday season:
If you know you’re going to drink this holiday season, the best way to avoid a DUI is to not even leave the house. Instead of going out, offer to host holiday get-togethers at your home. This comes with an added financial benefit because buying drinks at a bar or restaurant can get expensive pretty quickly. Go online and find a fun cocktail recipe or maybe indulge in that bottle of wine you’ve been wanting to try, and stay in to celebrate this season.
Watch What You Eat
Make Sure to Hydrate
Plan for Transportation Beforehand
Choose Your Drinks Wisely
The other thing that can make a big difference is understanding the alcohol content of what you choose to drink. You can read up on that in our previous blog post, but the basics are that drinks like beer and wine have a much lower alcohol content per volume than mixed drinks made with distilled spirits like rum or vodka. If you want to drink a higher quantity, choose options with a lower alcohol content.
If you have been charged with a DUI or DWI, get help from an experienced, local DUI attorney. Call The Donahue Law Firm today to schedule your consultation.