Never drink and drive. There, I said it and let me be clear. The potential harmful consequences of drinking and driving are limitless and can include hefty fines, injury to vehicle, person, and reputation. The following is a guide of things to do when you see blue lights and is not intended to assist in escaping responsibility for a DUI.
When stopped on suspicion of DUI:
1. If and when officer requests your driver's license and proof of insurance, comply as politely and promptly as possible.
2. Where officer retains you beyond what you believe to be reasonable, inquire as to whether you are free to leave.
3. Restrict your answers to officer's questions to the information on your license and insurance. You always have your 5th Amendment right to remain silent. Nothing you say in this situation will help you.
4. Where asked to submit to Field Sobriety tests, simply decline.
5. Decline to blow into the preliminary or roadside breath test. You are not required to blow into it.
6. If transported to the station, comply with blowing into the breathalyzer or you will have your license suspended. Again, comply with the breath test at this phase.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT. ANYTHING YOU SAY OR DO WILL BE USED AGAINST YOU. Be respectful and cooperative with officer but do not answer the officer's questions. Just provide information such as your name, driver's license information, and proof of insurance.
Where you are arrested, contact a lawyer immediately. My phone number is 662-844-5635.
BE SAFE, DRINK RESPONSIBLY, AND KNOW YOUR RIGHTS.