The holidays mean festivities and fun, which often involves alcohol for some individuals. Unfortunately, as the number of parties you attend increases, so does your risk of being charged with driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI), according to a recent article published by New Hampshire news outlet WMUR.
Holiday parties provide a host of occasions to have a drink this time of year. The hazards posed by snow and ice plus more nighttime driving due to short days make a New Hampshire car accident even more likely. Combine these dangerous driving conditions with one too many drinks, and a criminal charge may result.
In order to prevent a New Hampshire DUI charge from ruining your holiday season, consider taking safety measures such as choosing a designated driver who will not drink, taking a cab or a bus to and from parties, or hosting the party yourself so that you do not have to drive. If you are a party host, ask your friends to choose a designated driver or take public transportation, and offer plenty of non-alcoholic beverages and food so your guests can have fun and stay safe. Also, remember that you can be charged with DUI if you are driving a snowmobile or ATV.