As a DUI lawyer, I will always remind my clients to not drink and drive. Believe it or not, I have a retainer client who keeps on coming back to me because he never learns. He has never killed someone or has never damaged a lot of things, but he keeps on getting pulled over for some reason. But why shouldn’t you drink and drive? When alcohol gets into your system, your inhibition lowers and you suddenly become relaxed to the point of near drowsiness. This is OK if you’re just in your home or at someone else’s home wherein you can sleep it off.
But what happens when you drive a car? Most of the car accidents that involved drunk drivers happen because they fell asleep on the wheel and/or their reflexes have slowed down to the point where they can no longer react instantaneously. I’m not basing this on my experience, but rather, this fact is backed by years’ worth of scientific and medical studies involving alcohol and the cognitive responses of the human mind.
When you find yourself drinking a couple of beers, it’s still not OK to drive because you put yourself and others at harm.