DUI after Happy Hour
For many people, the one thing they look forward to after a long day at work is Happy Hour at the local pub. After all, Happy Hour means cheap drinks, good food, and fun with friends and coworkers. But by the time Happy Hour has come to an end, there’s a good chance you’ll be over the legal blood alcohol limit for driving.
With the police force on full alert for those who participate in Happy Hour and then get behind the wheel, the likelihood of being charged with a DUI, losing your privilege to drive, and possibly being involved in an alcohol-related crash is high no matter what part of the country you live in.
To combat the continuing problems caused by after-work drinking, local law enforcement continues to work with safety organizations to outlaw Happy Hours in many cities. Other initiatives being used to combat DUI after Happy Hour include roadside safety checks. Police use these roadside stops to look for seat belt use as well as make sure the driver of the vehicle isn’t operating under the influence.
For those who have already been charged with DUI, ignition interlock devices are used to prevent an individual who has been drinking from starting their vehicle, which in turn forces them to choose a different mode of transportation to get home after Happy Hour.