Slows reflexes and reaction times Affects vision Affects ability to judge speed and distance Makes you less alert and aware of your surroundings and your safe driving skills. These affects can happen long before you feel or look drunk. Intoxication can set in with just the first drink.
Intoxicated driving happens all over the United States. People are found driving while intoxicated everyday.
You can be arrested from the following Driving while intoxicated by alcohol with a.o8 blood alcohol content is illegal. The court can take your license away and suspend it, however if you are caught drinking and driving with a suspended license, the court can revoke your license permanently. There is a zero tolerance policy for anyone under the age of 21 who is caught drinking and driving.
beginning Friday, August 20, police agencies across the state will join those nationwide in an 18-day impaired driving crackdown called "Over the Limit. Under Arrest." The crackdown will culminate on Labor Day, September 6. they will be stepping up their enforcement efforts to coincide with the national initiative. Those convicted of a misdemeanor or felony drunk driving charge - even if they are a first-time offender - will be required to install an ignition interlock device at their own expense in any vehicle they operate. Despite years of calling attention to impaired driving and the tragedies that can be left behind when an impaired driver causes a crash, in 2008 there were still more than 9,000 alcohol- related accidents in which almost 400 lives were lost in New York. While New Yorkers are less likely to be involved in an impaired driving crash today than in years past, highway officials do not want the public to become complacent about drinking or drug use and driving.