You probably know that there are some illnesses that could make you seem impaired. Certain medical conditions may make you confused, agitated or aggressive, dizzy or weak. They could make you unbalanced or cause you to slur your words.
When you think about a charge for driving while intoxicated, what do you think? Do you think that it's not serious or that it's just fees or fines that you'll pay? Do you think it's common or a simple charge that is much like a speeding ticket?
When you were stopped and asked if you had been drinking, you were surprised. You hadn't been, so you were honest and told the officer that you didn't drink before driving.
You may know that getting a DWI could lead to the loss of your license, but even if you don't lose it, did you know that you could lose your insurance? If you lose your car insurance, you won't be able to drive legally, even if you do have your license.
You were stopped for a DWI, and you're now facing charges. Your concern is that you'll end up having to pay hundreds, or thousands, of dollars in fines and fees.
You love eating out at nice restaurants. You usually have a glass of wine (or two) and catch a cab home. Tonight was different, though, because you went out with a friend.
You don't drive while intoxicated. You never have, and you are always cautious about getting behind the wheel if you've had anything to drink.
Did you know that around 40% of all collisions with fatalities involve alcohol? According to the Administrative Office of the Courts, drivers who have a blood alcohol content of .02% to .05% are up to seven times more likely to be killed in a crash.
You enjoy a drink every now and then, but you don't usually drink so much that you could get into trouble. Keeping drinks to a minimum lets you have a good time while still leaving you sober at the end of the night, so you can drive home.
As an older person, you've been through life's ups and downs. Several years ago, you had an admitted problem with drinking too much alcohol. You wouldn't say you were addicted, but you certainly had more than your fair share at that point in your life.