Oakland Drivers, Beware of Driving under the Influence!

You all know what I’m talking about – you are out with friends, you are all having a great time, beers are chasing one another, and although you try your best not to get completely hammered, you still have a beer or two. Cool, refreshing, tasty, dangerous. Feeling totally in control, you go out to your car and insert the keys into the ignition.

How drinking affects your driving
It only takes one bottle – your eyesight suddenly isn’t what you’re used to, you perceive things a couple of seconds more slowly, your depth perception is out of tune, and finally, your judgment is impaired, leading you to misguided decisions. These effects usually lead drunk drivers to run stop signs, run red lights, veer off the road, crash into inanimate objects along the road, or, heavens forbid, collide with other cars.

Consequences of driving under the influence
Besides the above stated bad enough outcomes, drunk driving can result in the police pulling you off the road. Since drunk driving is as dangerous as described, police officers take the matter extremely seriously. Should a police officer have the faintest suspicion that you’re driving under the influence, the first order of business will be to conduct some checks and tests to determine if that’s the case. These tests can include asking you to walk in a straight line, heel to toe, and looking for stability difficulties. They can also include asking you to breathe into a breathalyzer in order to check your blood for alcohol. If the police find you’ve been driving under the influence your car will probably be impounded right then and there, you might be arrested, and you’ll probably be indicted with charges of driving under the influence which may result in jail time.

ACS Services – Towing Services That Prevent Trouble

If you’ve been drinking the best choice you can make is stay home. However, if you’ve been drinking while already out on a restaurant or a pub, the best choice you can make is simply not to drive. You could ask a sober friend to drive for you or you could catch a taxi. Whichever you choose, the most important thing is not to drive. And what will become of my car, you ask? Well, that’s what we’re here for! At ACS Services, we deliver towing services to avoid DUI trouble.