Strategies to avoid drinking and driving on Halloween

On Behalf of | Sep 9, 2021 | blog, Criminal Defense

People love Halloween parties. Still, the temptation to consume alcohol during these festivities can be intense. Avoid becoming inebriated and getting behind the wheel on this beloved holiday. Should you be drunk and get pulled over, an experienced lawyer will be necessary to provide a defense.

Penalties for DWI in Minnesota are strict. Even a first-time offense can put you in jail for up to three months.

Statistics related to drinking and driving

Mothers Against Drunk Driving says that drunk drivers cause most highway deaths. Two-thirds will have their lives harmed in some way by a drunk driver. Worse, someone dies on the highway every 51 minutes due to alcohol-related accidents.

Strategies for avoiding drinking and driving

The best way to avoid trouble is by not driving while under the influence. There are methods for making sure you cannot.

Before indulging, name someone who is not drinking to watch your consumption. Hand this individual the keys to your vehicle after you arrive. Instruct this person to cut you off once you are near your limit.

Favor beer and wine over hard liquor. Libations with lower alcohol by volume put you at a lower risk of becoming intoxicated.

Instead of driving, take a taxi or use a rideshare service. If possible, use public transportation. Another choice is to have a designated driver take you to and from the venue.

There is never any shame in skipping a party and staying home. Stop yourself from getting into legal trouble by avoiding alcohol on All Hallows’ Eve.