I do not drink and drive AT ALL, am I alone? (self.AskReddit)

Pardon for a DUI

By far the most common crime I deal with on an average day doing pardons is DUI. No question about it. So when I came across this post from I had to repost it to my blog here. I suggest linking through to the actual post itself to read the discussion that followed. It is definitely worth a read.

I think it’s a good sign that young people have largely accepted the law regarding drinking and driving. Even those stupid enough to do it – in my experience – generally don’t think the law is a bad law or that drinking and driving is a good thing. They simply fail to act responsibly.

So the answer to OP’s question is that no, you are most definitely not alone. But sadly there are a LOT of people that still drink and drive. But if you aren’t concerned about the safety risk to yourself and to others that drinking and driving entails perhaps the financial investment you will need to make to recover from a DUI charge is enough to change your ways.

From the people I’ve spoken to who have received a DUI the average financial investment required is about $10,000. And that’s if you plead guilty just to get it over with ASAP.

Then you have to consider the burdens of having your driving privileges taken away as well as the cost of a pardon to have the record sealed 5 years down the road.

Don’t drink and drive. It’s just not worth it.


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