Don't drink and drive
By: Jessica Lopez
what a DWI is and a felony is:
a DWI is a traffic citation issued to a person accused of driving while intoxicated.
a felony is a serious crime that is punished more severely than a misdemeanor.
5 statistics on drinking and driving
- during the year 2007, alcohol impaired driving was involved in the deaths of nearly 13,000 Americans.
- roughly three in every 10 Americans will be involved in an alcohol-related collision at some point in their life.
- drunk driving causes approximately one-third of all traffic fatalities in the U.S.
- on average someone in the U.S. is killed every 40 minutes.
- approximately 75% of all fatal crashes occurring between midnight and 3 A.M. involve alcohol.
the cost of a DWI
the cost of a DWI is between $150-$2,500.
5 ways to avoid drinking and driving:
- take mass transit, a taxi or ask a friend who is sober to drive.
- stay over at the location of the activity.
- take a cab or have someone escort you to your door if you are intoxicated and traveling on foot.
- hide keys
- arrange alternative transportation before going to a party and drinking.
ways in which a DWI can effect you:
- over dose
- lose license
- lose money
- lose weekends
- people wont hire you
- paw lawyer
- ankle bracelet
- car wreck
- pay to get another car
- hospital bills
- go to jail
- go to prison
- loss of education
- cant vote
- cant but alcohol
- cant buy cigarettes
- work life
- family life
- financial situation
- insurance cost
- rental transactions
- show up in background check
- messes up other peoples life.