New Year's Eve and Driving Under the Influence
By Eric A. Ballinger, Esq.
Drinking and driving on New Year's Eve has almost worked into iconic cliché in American society, however this year, like every other many people will go out to celebrate and just like every other year, law enforcement will be ready to catch those who choose to drink and drive. The best legal advice for the New Year's Eve holiday is if you are going to drink, do not get behind the wheel of a car, period. There are many choices, selecting a designated driver who does not drink, taking a taxi, hiring a limousine, getting a hotel room, having a house party where the guests spend the night or even just staying home.