How to Avoid Getting A DUI by using your Smartphone

How to Avoid Getting A DUI by using your Smartphone

Plan Ahead

If you are planning to go out for a few drinks, make sure you have these apps downloaded on to your phone to prevent getting charged with a DUI.

Thanks to constantly evolving technology, smartphone apps have now given drivers a reliable way to monitor their alcohol intake. Some apps even come with a personal breathalyzer device which will measure your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC). According to a 2015 New York Times report on smartphone breathalyzer tests, there are currently more than 100 different models available, generally priced with the $100 range. The devices consist of a nozzle you blow into which creates a chemical reaction that, combined with a cellphone app that factors in your sex, age, and weight, gives you a breath alcohol content reading.

Often it is hard to measure by yourself how many units of alcohol you have had, especially when you have been out drinking with friends. Keep in mind that it is not a good idea to solely rely on an app to test your BAC level, as external conditions may cause the app to give a bad or false reading. Most companies recommend waiting at least 20 minutes after your last drink for the best results, which means that any initial reading you get could be significantly different than what it would be if you got pulled over. However, it is still useful to have the app as an extra point of reference if you think you may be okay to drive. When in doubt, don’t get behind the wheel!

Alternatively, make sure you have a ride-sharing app downloaded on to your phone, such as Uber or Lyft, or a credible taxi phone number. This will always be the preferred option, better safe than sorry.

If you have been charged with a DUI, you need an attorney who will fight for you and help get your charges reduced. Contact an experienced DUI attorney from the DUI Defense Team and let us put our resources to work for you. Call us at 520-222-2222.

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