New Year’s Eve is the busiest night of the year in terms of drunk driving arrests across America. Police departments around the nation set up random DUI checkpoints to catch alcohol-impaired drivers before they cause a fatal crash. The penalties and laws surrounding drunk driving varying from state to state. All states have a zero-tolerance policy for underage drunk drivers. This means that an individual under the age of 21 can be taken in for a DUI even if their blood alcohol content is below the legal limit.
Stop Drunk Driving Before It Starts
Nobody wants to throw a party for New Year’s Eve and then find out that one or more of their guests was arrested for drunk driving on the way home. As the host of the party, there a few simple things you can to keep your guests safe throughout the evening.
Starting the party earlier in the evening allows people the chance to enjoy their drinks and metabolize the alcohol before they want to get in their car and drive home. Be sure to cut off the keg or alcohol supply with enough time for people to recover before they leave.
Serve More than Alcohol
Serving more than just alcohol will allow people to option to alternate drinks. This will limit the amount of alcohol in their system. It also gives the designated drivers something to enjoy so they can be completely sober when they take people home.
Keep an eye on your guests. If someone is drinking too much, don’t be afraid to cut them off. You can also arrange for someone else to drive them home.
If someone you know does get picked up for drunk driving this New Year’s, Bail City Bail Bonds is here to help. Give us a call at 303-573-1114 to see what we can do about getting bail posted as soon as possible.