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How to avoid a DUI after a football game

On Behalf of | Nov 14, 2022 | Criminal Defense |

If you love football, then you probably also love watching the game with friends and fellow fans. However, whether you are at a live game or at a bar, you should not get drunk if you are driving later.

In Florida, just one DUI conviction can land you with a fine of up to $1,000 and possible jail time. Here are some ways that you can avoid this scenario.

Abstain from drinking

You may think that you can have one or two at the beginning of the game, and then get in your car a few hours later. But because everyone has a different tolerance for alcohol, this approach is risky. It is safer to not drink at all if you are driving.

Find a designated driver

If you plan on drinking but need to get home after the game, it is crucial to find a designated driver. A good idea is to arrange for someone who is not drinking to drive you home. If you do not know anyone who is willing to do this, you can always use a ride-sharing app.

Find a place to stay

If your schedule allows for it, you might want to find a place to spend the night after the football game so that you do not have to drive drunk. Perhaps you can walk or catch a ride to a nearby friend’s house. Also, if you are far away from home, you could check to see if there are nearby hotels.

There is nothing wrong with enjoying yourself during a football game, but you must make sure that you do it safely. With the right plan, you can avoid trouble.