You decided to go out with friends, but you didn't take the time to make arrangements to get home safely. You thought you'd say under the limit and be able to drive yourself, but that's not what happened.
Drunk driving is usually not something people intend to do. They might think that they're not over the limit or that they're capable of driving even when they're not.
Drunk driving is one of the most talked about actions that people are told to avoid. Drivers know, from the first time they're stepping into a vehicle, that it is not legal to drink and drive. Despite that, people still drink and drive every day.
If you drive while you're intoxicated, one of the things that becomes an issue is that you put yourself and others at risk of a collision. This is particularly true in areas like construction zones, where the roads may not be as you remember.
Driving while you're drunk is a quick way to end up in trouble with the law. More states are cracking down on drunk driving, sending out more officers to stop those who appear to be driving recklessly.
In an important moment for Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court made a ruling that changed the way DUI checkpoints would be used in the state.
Breath tests are often talked about as if they're infallible. There's a good reason for that, though: Most are accurate if they're given correctly and when calibrated to recognize alcohol well.
If you have not kept up on changes in the law, you might not know that the legal limit in Pennsylvania is lower than it was in the past. Since 2003, Act 24 has required the state legal limit of alcohol to be .08% instead of .10%.
Driving while you're intoxicated is one of the riskiest things you can do on the road. Alcohol can cause many changes in your body, and while you may believe you're sober, the reality could be that you're not.
Certain medical conditions can cause breath tests to read incorrectly, which is bad news if you're being tested by the police. Even if you say you haven't been drinking, a reading showing intoxication can quickly land you with an arrest.