Avoid a DUI Arrest
Ava’s Safe Driving Tips
Carry your current, valid Driver’s License and insurance card on you at all times.
Drink responsibly. If you suspect that you may be impaired, do not get behind the wheel and DO NOT DRIVE. Ask a sober relative or friend to take you home, or take public transportation or a taxi; sleeping it off in your vehicle can get you charged with a DUI.
Always wear your seat-belt, always use your turn signals when appropriate, and always obey stop lights and traffic signs. Police officers have probable cause to stop your vehicle if they observe unbuckled drivers or passengers, failure to use turn signals, or failure to obey stop lights or traffic signs.
Obey the posted speed limit, stay in your lane, drive smoothly, and maintain a safe stopping distance, especially in bad weather.
- Don’t give the officer probable cause to stop you.
If you are stopped by the police, be courteous. If the officer asks if you’ve been drinking, he or she is probably considering arresting you. The office may ask you how much you’ve had to drink. You may wish to consider not answering that question. You will likely be asked to take either a Field Sobriety Test, or to blow into a Breathalyzer, or both. Whether or not you agree to submit to any testing, you may be charged with DUI.