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:

  1. friends
  2. family
  3. job
  4. die
  5. over dose
  6. lose license
  7. lose money
  8. lose weekends
  9. people wont hire you
  10. paw lawyer
  11. ankle bracelet
  12. breathalyzer
  13. car wreck
  14. pay to get another car
  15. hospital bills
  16. go to jail
  17. go to prison
  18. loss of education
  19. sports
  20. cant vote
  21. cant but alcohol
  22. cant buy cigarettes
  23. work life
  24. family life
  25. financial situation
  26. insurance cost
  27. transportation
  28. rental transactions
  29. show up in background check
  30. messes up other peoples life.