Helpful Tips for Party Guests to Avoid Getting a DWI

Whether it’s someone’s birthday or a national holiday, there is always something to celebrate. One of the main ingredients of any party or gathering is alcohol.

Unfortunately, the combination of alcohol consumption and driving once the party is over can result in a dangerous situation for party guests. Traffic deaths caused by driving under the influence occurs more frequently around major holidays.

If you plan on hosting a party where alcohol is involved, consider following these helpful tips to ensure your intoxicated guests do not get behind the wheel:

  • Arrange rides home. Consider renting a van for the night or requesting rides from either Uber or Lyft. These are all safe alternatives to drunk driving.
  • Invite your guests to sleep over. Offer intoxicated guests your couch or guest bed for the night. Not only will you have the peace of mind that your guests are safe, but you won’t have to hear the news that one of them was arrested for a DWI.
  • Have plenty of food available. Drinking on an empty stomach is never a good idea. Food will help your guests deal with alcohol better, reducing overall drunkenness and giving them an opportunity to sober up before they need to leave.
  • Keep your eyes on how much your guests drink. As a host, you need to be responsible for how much alcohol each of your guests consumes. If you need help with supervision, hire a bartender who can keep track of how many drinks each guest has been served.

If you have been arrested for a DWI in Texas, schedule a free consultation with our McKinney criminal defense lawyer today.

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