Imagine: You are having fun at a party. You’ve had a few beers, celebrating after your last exam, maybe even had a shot with friends. You are having a good time, but, now it’s time to go home. You think you feel fine enough to drive and do not want to take a cab. It’s decision time. Do you drink and drive? What could it hurt, you are not going far?
The answer: It could hurt you and those around you. Driving drunk not only affects your own safety but the safety of passengers and other drivers on the road. In 2006, according to the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA), 41% of traffic accident fatalities were caused by drunk drivers.
Example: On June 26, 2009, Alachua County Deputy Cynthia Johnson was struck by an apparently drunk driver head on and is lucky to be alive after sustaining bone-crushing injuries to her legs as a result of the collision. The drunk driver and passenger were also injured.
Heads up: If you drink and drive and cause serious injury to another, the penalties are much harsher and if convicted can result in prison time, loss of license and a life time felony charge. In short, they can change your life forever!
Help to prevent accidents such as the one that injured Deputy Johnson and make the roads, yourself and friends safer by finding another way home (and make sure your friends do too), if you (or they) have been drinking and are considering driving.
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Remember, the only sure way of avoiding the lifelong consequences of a DUI conviction is to not drink and drive!
However, if it is too late, do not make another mistake – hire an experienced DUI/DWI lawyer to represent you and do it ASAP, don’t wait! You can contact us today at 1 800 373 8000.
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Pictured above – Dan Weisman, Jeffrey Meldon, and Carey Meldon have a combined 60 years of legal experience representing people in Gainesville, Florida and Alachua County, Florida accused of DUI/DWI and other criminal charges. They wrote the DUI Guide for Alachua County – Ways to Possibly Avoid a DUI Charge or Conviction. Request your free copy today.
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