You went to a friend's place to catch the game. You drank too much, but you don’t want to ruin anybody’s night by having them worry about how you’ll get home. So, you’re in a drunken dilemma. Game-day decision. What’s your play?Spin Now
The bad news:
That impulsive decision you made to drive drunk didn’t turn out so well. Your .08 BAC cost you a night in jail, the loss of your driver’s license and almost $17,000 in fines and fees! The good news: You didn’t hurt anybody. This time.
You tried to drive.
You weren’t that far from home. There was a stop sign that you missed. But that officer didn’t miss you. You felt confident that you weren’t legally intoxicated, and you were right! But ANY amount of alcohol in your system can land you a DWI if it impairs your ability to drive. But hey, consider yourself lucky. No one was hurt.
You didn’t want to wait for a sober ride home and you crashed your car. Thankfully you didn’t injure anyone else, but now you’re spending the night in jail and about to be responsible for a litany of fines, fees and legal hassles. Oh, and you’ll need a new car. But no rush on that—you won’t have a driver’s license for quite a while.
You didn’t want to leave your car at the bar, so you tried to drive home drunk. You got pulled over and ended up losing a night’s sleep in jail, thousands of dollars in fines and fees and your driver’s license. Guess it’s time to dust off that bicycle.
You attempted to drive yourself home and landed in jail—because buzzed driving is drunk driving. You couldn’t make bail, so you didn’t make it to work the next morning and you got the ax. Now you’re stuck with up to $17K in fines and fees and no way to pay them :(
You and your friends decide to take a rideshare, so no one is left out of the fun. Everyone gets home safely, without injury or a DWI, although you may have annoyed your driver with your loud (and not totally in tune) singing on the way home.
Your #momfriend was looking out for everyone tonight and didn’t drink—at all. She drove everyone home safely and you all lived to party again. Plus, you got to avoid the nastiness that comes with a DWI, including the night in jail, loss of a driver’s license and up to $17K in fines and fees. Your turn next time!
Your friends tried to take away your keys, but you thought you were okay to drive. You veered out of your lane and into oncoming traffic. You totaled your car and received a costly DWI and jail time. The worst part: you’ll have to live with the fact you hurt people in the car you hit because you chose to drive drunk.
You thought you could handle driving. You didn’t want to call a rideshare or accept a ride from a friend since it was so late. You got pulled over and spent the rest of the night in jail. That DWI ended up costing you almost $17K in fines and fees and serious legal hassles. Next time, just get a ride.