You didn't think you were the slightest bit impaired, even though you had a drink or two. When you were charged with driving while impaired (DWI), it came as a total shock.
It's hard to watch your kids grow up. Sooner or later, you're faced with the knowledge that you can't always be with them, can't make all their choices for them and won't always be there to protect them from themselves.
A drunk driving charge is one of the scariest things you can experience. A conviction can wreck your finances, destroy your reputation and damage your professional standing.
There's nothing more soothing on a cold day than a shot of whiskey in your tea or a little cream liquor in your coffee. Or, maybe you just enjoy celebrating the good cheer of the whole holiday season with an occasional glass of wine.
For the ninth year in a row, the North Carolina Highway Patrol, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.) have teamed up to spread the message that it's illegal and unsafe to drink and drive -- whether you're behind the steering wheel of a car or the steering wheel of a watercraft.
There's no shame in enjoying a night out on the town -- or a drink with dinner while you're out with friends. If you're a responsible adult, you know you don't want to get behind the wheel if you're too inebriated to be driving. However, given the fact that a .08 blood alcohol content (BAC) isn't very high, you know you could be over the legal limit even if you don't feel drunk.
North Carolina's drunk driving laws are fierce -- and you don't want to find yourself facing a charge of driving while intoxicated (DWI) under any circumstances. Punishment if you're convicted usually involves mandatory jail time, even at the lowest-level offense.
Did you wake up on the wrong side of a jail cell on New Year's Day thanks to a drunk driving charge?
Social drinking tends to increase during all holidays -- and Thanksgiving is no exception. Unfortunately, social drinkers (unlike regular drinkers) are at a disadvantage when it comes to knowing their limits. Not every social drinker who gets intoxicated sets out to end up that way, which is why not everyone has a designated driver ready to take them home.
The implied consent laws in Illinois essentially say that the ability to own a driver's license is a privilege, not a right. By implication, anyone with a license has given the police consent to test for chemical impairments.