Alternatives to Drinking and Driving from a DWI Attorney

car driving in the rainSuper Bowl Sunday: A Day of Fierce Competition, Entertaining Commercials, Chili Cheese Fries, and DWIs.

Yes, you read that right. Super Bowl Sunday is notorious for being one of the biggest drinking days of the year, and driving while under the influence tends to follow suit. According to one surprising study reviewing five years of crash data, in fact, there was a 77 percent increase in alcohol-related crashes on Super Bowl Sunday. While a DWI attorney is available to defend and assist people who have been charged with a DWI, the best way to avoid a DWI charge is to avoid driving while intoxicated. Whether it is a Super Bowl party, a dinner party, or a night out with friends, here are a few alternatives to getting behind the wheel while intoxicated. And, if you need legal assistance, the Aranda Law Firm is ready to help those in need.

4 Alternatives to Drinking and Driving

If someone consumes alcohol at a party and is not fit to drive, there are several transportation options available that are both safe and efficient.

  • Phone a Friend

    • If someone forgets to set a designated driver at the beginning of the night, it is never too late. People who are intoxicated can phone a friend to see if he or she will come pick them up. This is by far the most cost-effective alternative to drinking and driving. Good friends want to make sure that their friends are safe. Most people are willing to be inconvenienced to prevent their friends from driving while intoxicated.
  • Grab a Taxi

    • Taxis are readily available. Most of them have reduced fairs to stay competitive in a saturated market. Before going to a party where alcohol will be consumed, it is wise for people to put a taxi company number in their cellphones. Alternative taxiing companies such as Uber are also becoming popular means of transportation for people who are too intoxicated to drive. Uber has a very user friendly app to make the taxi-hailing process fast and simple.
  • Get a Free Ride

    • Many cities offer free ride services provided by organizations like MADD. Even some beer companies, like Miller and Coors, have offered free ride programs in the past. By doing a simple Google search, social drinkers can learn with services are available to them before they go out drinking.
  • Go Alcohol Free

    • Not every night needs to involve alcohol. If alternative transportation is not likely to be available at the end of the evening, it is best not to risk it. Alcohol can get expensive, but friends provide free and meaningful entertainment. Going alcohol free can make for a genuinely fun party – especially if it is a Super Bowl Party. Football is entertainment enough!

A DWI Attorney Can Help

The Arnada Law Firm recognizes that solid representation is essential when it comes to a DWI charge. If you or someone you know has recently been accused of driving while intoxicated, Marco Aranda is qualified to help. He has years of experience working with complicated DWI cases, and he is licensed to practice in Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico. Contact the Arnada Law Firm for a consolation with a DWI attorney today.