As the days tick down toward the battle between the Seahawks and the Patriots, people across America are planning equally exciting Super Bowl parties. Unfortunately, these parties often become an excuse to load up on alcohol and most fans fail to make any plans for getting home after the festivities. This year, implement the following tips to cheer on your favorite team and avoid a drunk driving arrest:
- Stock your fridge with non-alcohol drinks. If you're the host, it can be a perfect way to cut back on excessive drinking. Keep a hearty supply of soda or sparkling cider. The more options you have for people to choose from, the less temptation there is to drink nothing but alcohol.
- Choose a designated driver. A tried and true method, picking a designated driver allows partygoers to have fun while minimizing run-ins with the law. Choose a friend who is committed to not drinking and fill every seat in their car on the way home.
- Plan a sleepover. Why not keep the celebration going all night long? Whether or not you're the host, suggest that everyone spends the night to sleep off the effects of the alcohol. The next morning, keep the coffee flowing and make sure everyone gets enough to eat.
- Make sure there's food. People often get tipsy quicker when they're not eating enough, or anything at all. One of the best parts of the Super Bowl is the food, so invite guests to bring their favorite snacks. Carb-heavy foods, like bread, are always helpful in counteracting alcohol.
- Use public or private transportation. With popular companies like Lyft and Uber, there's no reason not to have someone else drive you home. Just download one of the apps, plug in your address, and connect your credit card information and you're good to go. Letting someone else chauffer you for the night ensures that you don't have to miss out on having a good time.
This Super Bowl season, police officers will be out and about to arrest drunk drivers. Keep yourself safe and if you do get arrested, contact our Modesto DUI lawyer. We'll take action immediately to fight for your innocence.