Don't get stuck in a drunk driving predicament

It is every driver's responsibility to know the laws in the state where he or she is driving. It's also a good idea to become familiar with information regarding alcohol consumption and how it can affect different people in different ways. Arming oneself with appropriate information before getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle in Louisiana may be the best means for avoiding a drunk driving conviction.

Some people mistakenly believe that ordering one type alcohol over another can help keep blood alcohol content levels low. The fact is that most general types of alcoholic beverages contain similar percentages of alcohol, so if the goal is to avoid DUI charges, this type of plan may backfire. However, understanding the relationship between food consumption and alcohol intake may be useful.

Food slows alcohol absorption in the body. Therefore, eating while drinking is always a good choice. BAC levels continue to rise even after a person stops drinking, much like food continues to cook after removing it from an oven. Also, it takes several hours for a BAC of .05 to drop back to zero.

Keeping these facts and other practical information in mind when making choices about drinking alcohol and then driving may help keep a Louisiana motorist out of jail. It's also good to know where to turn for support if a police officer makes a traffic stop that results in a DUI arrest. A first logical step to take in such circumstances is to secure legal representation at the earliest opportunity.

Source:, "14 Tips to Avoid a DWI or DUI Conviction", David J. Hanson, Accessed on Feb. 3, 2018

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