This St. Patrick’s Day, Don’t Find a DUI at the End of the Rainbow…

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Inside this issue:

  • This St. Patrick’s Day, Don’t Find a DUI at the End of the Rainbow: Tips for staying out of trouble, & what to do if you find yourself in it
  • A Page from My Playbook: How positive thinking can change your life
  • Potent & Powerful Irish Car Bomb Recipe
  • How Many Green Beers Does It Take to Put You Over the Legal Limit? Find out inside…
  • Slim Down for the Summer with...Hypnotherapy?

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This St. Patrick’s Day, Don’t Find a DUI at the End of the Rainbow: Tips for staying out of trouble, & what to do if you find yourself in it

It happens every year. We break out the green beer, the parades, the four leaf clovers, the Guiness, the corned beef, and a whole host of other festivities to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. But beware...all that green beer can cost you a lot of green… (as we’ve written before, if not handled properly DUIs can cost upwards of $15,000 dollars). 

Florida is still a driving state; you need a car to get you from point A to point B at least 90% of the time. Bear in mind that the cops are well aware of that fact, and on holidays that center around drinking, they have a lower tolerance than normal for drunk driving. 

They’ll be out in full force ready to stop anyone who seems even the slightest bit impaired. So think about taking a Lyft, Uber, taxi, bus, or train this year so you can enjoy the festivities with your friends and family without worrying. 

If you are planning on driving, here are a few tips for the road: 

  • A If stopped by a police officer, remain polite and as calm as possible. 
  • Do not try to talk your way out of a DUI (this never goes well!) 
  • Avoid saying anything to indicate that you drank any alcohol (“I only had a couple of beers officer…” never goes well and is an admission against your own interest.) 
  • You are not required to do the field sobriety exercises. 
  • There are ways to get a hardship license if you refuse the breath test.

If you are arrested for DUI, call an attorney as soon as possible. Be safe, have fun, and may the luck of the Irish be with you. 

*Don’t forget to check out our special edition St. Patrick’s Day BAC chart on the bottom of page 2!