How Not to Get Arrested for Drunk Driving


Most things in life are avoidable. When you behave appropriately at work, chances are slim that you will get fired. When you study in school, chances are lower that you will fail. When you make arrangements to get home after a party, you avoid the risk of getting arrested for DUI.

One of the difficult things about going out and tying one on is that you have to get home. Many people think that they will go out, have a few adult beverages and then drive home. For thousands of people each year, this is a grave error in judgment. Yes, you may make it home safely. You may also cause a fatal accident and spend the rest of your life dealing with its aftermath.

Drinking and driving is a decision that people make, albeit not a wise one. To avoid being put in this position, make a better decision before you even leave your house. There are several ways that you can avoid getting arrested for DUI and still have a good time. Here are just a few.

Ride Sharing

Ride sharing is growing in popularity. They are so popular, in fact, that some airports are adding stands along their curbs to cater to people who use Uber and Lyft. Download one or both of the apps before you go out and when you are ready to go home, use your finger and tap for a ride. It’s pretty simple.

Designated Driver

It’s rarely any fun to be the DD, but if you regularly go out with the same group of friends, you can rotate the responsibility. Get one or two of your friends to act as designated drivers and help ensure that everyone in the group gets home safely.

Chase Car

When people accept a ride from anyone after a night on the town, one of the concerns is how they will get back to their car in the morning. This is when it pays to have two friends act as sober drivers. One person can drive you home in your own car while the second person follows behind in theirs. That way, both you and your car get home safely and your friends can both get back to where they need to be.

Public Transportation

In a city like Philadelphia, public transportation is a definite option. It should be noted, though, that you must maintain appropriate behavior. This can be difficult for some people to do after they have consumed alcohol. If you are one to get rowdy after a night of drinking, you may want to avoid SEPTA.

These are just a few of the ways you can avoid a DUI. There are many others. No matter how you choose to get home, just avoid getting there of your own volition. You don’t want to wake up in the morning with a hangover and a criminal charge.

If you do get arrested for DUI in Philadelphia or the surrounding area, call the office of Stephen E. Kellis today for a free case evaluation and to learn more about your legal options.