You get to the beach and it seems to be the perfect day. The sunshine draws many beachgoers out for the last few days of summer. You sit down on your beach towel and open up a can of your favorite beer. It doesn't get better than this right? A few hours later you are trying to explain to the police officer that pulled you over that you only had a few beers at the beach and that you didn't even notice the stop sign you just blew through.
This may be a familiar story, whether it has happened to you or a friend. Regardless, it is important for you to understand the risks and dangers associated with drinking and driving. The story could have ended much more tragically, as so many drunk driving accidents do. While you may want to enjoy your last days of summer without inhibition or restrictions, that doesn't mean you can take DUI lightly.
Enjoy the Beach Without Fear of DUI
There are few things that can beat going to the beach, soaking up the sun, and cooling off with a refreshing beer. While there is nothing wrong with indulging in alcohol, it does come with responsibility. If you plan to spend your last days of summer hanging out at the beach and enjoying a few cold ones, make sure that you have plan in place. Just like you plan to pick up your friends or meet at your favorite beach spot, you need to plan to have a designated driver or take public transportation if you intend to drink.
Some tips you can follow to avoid DUI related accidents or charges include:
- Get a designated driver (and have a backup plan)
- Bring money for a taxi or public transportation
- Stay cool, avoid spending too much time in the sun
- Drink plenty of water
- Eat snacks and make sure you have full meals
- Don't swim in the ocean after drinking a few beers
- Avoid driving after having any alcohol
Fort Lauderdale has many beautiful beaches and we hope you get to enjoy them this summer. We also hope that you avoid DUI charges or accidents, however, if you do find yourself in this type of situation we are always prepared to defend you.