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10 Holiday Tips for Partygoers!

So you were overserved at your holiday party? Never fear, we are always near. Check out these tips to stay safe this year.

DUI is no laughing matter. Especially this time of year. Follow these helpful tips to help you in worst case scenarios.

1. Don't drink too much eggnog and drive home. Get a ride. Our best advice.

2. For normal social-type drinking, the highest BAC (blood alcohol content) is usually achieved within 30 minutes after completion of consumption, though it may take a bit longer.

3. When large amounts of alcohol are consumed in a short amount of time, or when food is consumed with the alcohol, the absorption phase may take longer. Sometimes even up to two hours.

4. Your sex will affect your BAC. Females will tend to obtain a higher BAC upon consumption of the same amount of alcohol as men.

5. Your weight will also affect it. Overweight persons may have a lower BAC level from the same amount of alcohol than a person with a normal weight.

6. Consider keeping a portable intoxilyzer handy just to give yourself an idea of what your BAC may be. But keep in mind these devices are sometimes a bit sketchy on their reliability.

7. Never feel compelled to answer an officer's questions about where you have been or what you have been doing if you are stopped after leaving a party. You are not obligated to do so.

8. Sobriety exerices are not mandatory.

9. The breath test is not mandatory, but keep in mind if you refuse it, your license will be suspended and in some states you could receive an additional charge for refusing.

10. Keep your license, registration, and proof of insurance handy at all times. You will be asked for it and if you fumble around for it, it won't look good.

Now go be safe this holiday weekend. If you have additional questions about driving safe, visit our dedicatedDUI website. Happy Holidays!

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