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Alcohol and Other Drugs
Penalties for Alcohol/Drug Related Violations
Besides paying for a new car f or your attorney,
You will pay the court fines from $500 to $1500
You could go to jail for 15 days to 4 years.
Loss of license.
Your insurance may not cover you.

You would have a criminal record.

Alcohol and the Brain.

Alcohol affects more and more of the brain as BAC builds up.

The first part of the brain affected controls judgement and self control. One of the bad things about this is it can keep drinkers from knowing they are getting drunk. And of course, good judgement and self control are absolutely necessary for safe driving.

As blood alcohol concentration continues to build up, muscle control, vision, and coordination are affected more and more. Eventually, you will pass out.

How Alcohol Affects Driving.

All drivers are affected by drinking alcohol.

Alcohol affects judgement, vision, coordination, and reaction time.

It causes serious driving errors, such as:

  • Increased reaction time to hazards
  • Driving too fast or too slow.
  • Driving in the wrong lane.
  • Running over the curb.
  • Weaving.
  • Straddling lanes.
  • Quick, jerky starts.
  • Not signaling, failure to use lights.
  • Running stop signs and red lights.
  • Improper passing.

Any of these effects mean increased chances of an accident and possibly killing yourself, your passenger or an innocent bystander.

Accident statistics show that the chance of a collision is much greater for drivers who have been drinking than for drivers who were not.

And if any of the above doesn't bother you, you could have to live with the vision of the bloody and mutilated body of your victim, which could be a friend or family member every day for the rest of your life.



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