Seeing police lights in your rearview mirror may be a frightening experience, especially if you have consumed alcohol or drugs before getting behind the wheel. Getting pulled over by Connecticut law enforcement personnel may require you to submit to a test of your blood alcohol concentration. A police officer may arrest you without knowing your BAC if he or she witnessed you violating traffic laws.
Every day, people are charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Most people realize that these charges can lead to harsh penalties, including fines and the loss of driving privileges. What some do not take into consideration, however, is that drunk driving charges can be very disruptive with respect to employment. From one’s current position to future jobs and the job search, being arrested for driving under the influence can be devastating.
When it comes to drunk driving, drivers belonging to all age groups may at some point decide get behind the wheel after having one too many. This can lead to serious consequences, but it is important to keep in mind the consequences of a DUI can be particularly challenging for some people. For example, teens who are pulled over and charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol may see their lives (and futures) unravel in various ways. As a result, it is pivotal to talk to your teen about drunk driving or, if you are under the age of 21, be aware of zero tolerance laws and pay special attention to this issue when you get in a car with your friends.