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Avoiding a drunk driving charge in South Carolina

Going to a party or event? Were you considering having a few drinks but fear getting pulled over for drunk driving? There are things you can do to avoid being charged with DUI here in South Carolina.

Of course, if you want to have a few drinks, it would probably be best to have them early. This way, the alcohol may have time to get through your system before you leave. You could switch to drinks that do not contain alcohol for the duration of the event or party. During that time, you could also be sure to eat something.

If you fail to stop in time, you may need to consider other options. If you forgot to stop or started late, you could call a cab, have a sober friend drive you home or take public transportation. This may be inconvenient, but it would keep you safe and help prevent you from being stopped by police. In the alternative, you could simply stay where you are for the night.

If you will be traveling with a group, one of you could serve as a designated driver. That person refrains from drinking and remains sober. It is that person's job to get you home safely after the party or event.

You may be in 100 percent agreement that these tips could prevent you from getting pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving. However, when the time comes to put them to good use, you may end up behind the wheel anyway. If you find yourself facing DUI charges, you would more than likely benefit from the help of a South Carolina criminal defense attorney. You may have options you were not aware of to minimize the impact of the charges on your life.

Source: sr22insurance.net, "Top 10 Tips on Preventing DUI/DWI", Accessed on July 22, 2017

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