Drunk driving is a serious issue all over the United States. However, many
people fail to notice that drunk driving arrests can occur at any time
of day. While many alcohol-related arrests occur at night, law enforcement
can arrest you for driving under the influence at any time, including mornings!
Studies show that on average, a human body can only metabolize one drink per hour. That means if a person consumes eight drinks between 11PM to 4AM the following
day, that person may still be drunk at 7AM. Therefore, you may be at risk
of a DUI arrest if you choose to drive the morning after drinking.
Some Common Misconceptions
In some cases, a person may feel like he/she has “slept off the drunkenness.”
However, it is likely that the person still has alcohol in his/her system.
In addition, many people think they will be fine after a night of drinking
by having a cup of coffee in the morning. This could not be further from
Regardless of the amount of food or non-alcoholic beverages a person drinks,
that person may still have enough alcohol in his/her system that may affect
his/her driving skills. For this reason, it is important to take the appropriate
safety precautions to ensure you are not drinking and driving, even in
Below are a few helpful tips you may want to consider before a night of drinking.
By taking a cab or Uber home, you may feel less pressured to leave the
house or place you stayed when you wake up. By staying at your home, you
can take time to recover and sober-up before retrieving your vehicle.
- Call a friend/family member to take you home.
Similarly, by having a friend or family member drive you home after a night
of drinking, you will feel less pressured to drive home upon waking. This
allows you to take some time to recover.
Wait it out until you
actually are good to drive.
Find something to do within walking distance of the place you spent the
night. By doing this, you are allowing yourself more time to recover and
wait until you are in a state where it is safe for you to drive.
- Plan a day at whoever’s house you stayed after the night of drinking.
After a night of partying with your friends, it may be fun to plan a day
full of nearby activities. This will give you time to recover and relax
until you are fit to drive home.
If You are Arrested For Drunk Driving
If you are arrested for drinking and driving, regardless of whether it
is morning or night, it is important to seek an experienced DUI defense
attorney immediately. Our Los Angeles DUI defense lawyers at Stephen G.
Rodriguez & Partners care about your future and are here to protect
it. With over 70 years of combined experience, you can rest assure knowing
our team is doing everything we can to make sure your rights are safeguarded.
contact a Los Angeles DUI defense attorney from Stephen G. Rodriguez & Partners, call (213) 481-6811! Having
the right team on your side can make all the difference.