Important Element about Don’t Drive While Intoxicated

Attorney Hazelton graduated from Harvard Law School’s National College for DUI Defense and was named a Member of the College in 1997. In 2006, he was elected as Minnesota’s National Delegate to the College. His articles have appeared in a variety of publications, including Criminal Defense Techniques (Matthew Bender), Criminal Constitutional Law (Matthew Bender), and the Police Misconduct and Civil Rights Law Report, in addition to lecturing on DUI/DWI-related topics locally and nationally (Clark Boardman).Do you want to learn more? Visit

A motorcyclist with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.10 or higher is seven times more likely to be involved in a fatal vehicle accident than one who has not consumed alcohol, and a driver with a BAC of 0.15 or higher is approximately twenty-five times more likely. To put it another way, the more you drink, the more likely you are to have a fatal accident. When it comes to the dangers of drunk driving, the killing of an innocent victim is without a doubt the worst-case scenario. With more than 17,000 people killed and hundreds of thousands injured each year in the United States for at least 20 years, it is long past time to consider drastic measures. We must address the dangers of driving while inebriated and seek a solution to the problem’s intractable nature. Unfortunately, despite all of the warnings, educational programs, and public awareness, as well as stiffer penalties for violations and efforts by law enforcement agencies across the country to be more visible and diligent in safeguarding the roads, people will continue to drive while intoxicated. But why is driving a car while under the influence of alcohol so dangerous? Because alcohol is a depressant, it causes your brain and body to slow down. You become disoriented and confused as your speech becomes slurred, your vision becomes blurry, you become light-headed and lose your balance, and you lose your balance. Even Superman would be unable to ride a motorcycle or drive a car in such conditions.