A third-degree felony conviction for intoxication assault will result in at least two years and possibly up to ten years in a state prison. Intoxication manslaughter, killing someone while operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, may result in up to 20 years in prison. While fines and other penalties might be deterrents for driving while under the influence, the number one reason you should avoid it is the safety of yourself and those around you.
But while it has succeeded in that, it is also believed that tougher rules, such as DUI rules and seatbelt safety rules have also played a part in this decrease. However, this higher drinking age hasn’t reduced drinking, its only “driven it underground,” Gabrielle Glaser states in her NY Times article. It has been driven underground to the riskiest settings, high school parties and frat parties that are unsupervised. This age raise segregates the drinking away from adults that can model moderation in drinking. If an 18-year-old high school senior is shown by his/her parent(s) how to drink responsibly and in moderation, I believe that it would greatly help in reducing the chance of making bad decisions by overdoing it, such as driving while drinking.
Third DUI Offense A third DUI charge can mean a felony conviction. A felony conviction for DUI can affect your credit, educational opportunities and employment. Mandatory jail time, probation, the loss of your driver 's license for up to 5 years, and fines up to $5,000 plus court costs are a possibility with a 3rd DUI conviction.
(Johnston) When we think about drunk driving, we think about teens. Teens are not the only ones who drink and drive but they are mostly the ones who make the wrong choices when it comes to drinking. One reason why teens drink and drive is because of peer pressure. Teens often get sucked in to drinking.
Alcohol damages your liver, your liver helps clean your blood. Alcohol also destroys your brain cells or stop your brain from developing. Don’t you want to learn so you can prepare for the career you want to go into? Alcohol can also make you become violent and it is also illegal. In the article “http://www.ceasar-boston.org/teens/tenreasons.php” the author stated, “Kids who start drinking before age 15 are 4 times more likely to develop alcoholism than someone who waits until they are 21 before they start.”
Punishing all of the American citizens by the MLDA being raised to 21 is not the right way to go about and promote safe driving. The United States is not the worst place for drunk driving incidents; in fact, it is one of the lowest. According to Niall McCarthy there are more dangerous roads than that of the U.S., “58% on South Africa’s roads can be attributed to alcohol consumption… In the United States, 31% of all road accidents… In the United Kingdom and Germany, road deaths involving alcohol consumption are rarer at 16 % and 9 % respectively,” (McCarthy).
“Drinking is an emotional thing. It joggles you out of the standardism of everyday life, out of everything being the same.” This was said by Charles Bukowski, who was an American poet, novelist, and short story writer. Drinking is known for being a pleasure for most people, but in America there is an age restriction for that pleasure. On July 17, 1984, The National Minimum Drinking Age Act was passed and it was controversial because it punished every state that allowed persons below 21 years old to purchase and publicly possess alcoholic beverages.
Last year’s figures show that three quarters of them got drunk, one in five passed out and a quarter of them injured themselves during the schoolies week. A more detailed survey was conducted in 2011 with the results being; 73.6% had been drunk, 37.6% had a hangover, 29.6% had sex, 16.8% had sex without a condom, 4.4% injected a drug, 3.5% shared a needle or syringe, 6.3% had driven a car while under the influence of alcohol, 10.6% had been in a car with a drunk driver, 24.8% vomited due to drinking, 6.1% vomited due to taking drugs, 18% passed out due to drinking, 6.9% passed out due to taking drugs, 26.5% had been injured or hurt, 14.2% had been in a fight, 13.1% had been sexually harassed, 15.6% had been cautioned by the police. An information expo was held by our year 12 health class. The topic
The usage of marijuana is also a problem for student athletes. Many believe that marijuana is harmless, but that is false. In an article about the truth behind marijuana, someone talks about “an 18-year-old patient who had started smoking marijuana several times a day in 10th grade, dropped out of high school, and had been stealing money from his parents”(Jangi). This exemplifies how marijuana can ruin the life of a perfectly healthy student.
According to the actress, Charlie once again became violent. So, Sheen got arrested in 2009 and was declared guilty with second-degree assault, criminal mischief and threatening. Then Mueller tried to get a temporary restraining order against him, but it was rejected. Although they got divorced in May 2011, it wasn’t the end of their drama. Mueller lost custody of their two sons after she was put on a psychiatric hold after a drug overdose in 2013!
Drinking and Driving While Intoxicated: What the Research Shows about Teenage Drunk Driving Thesis: Research is pointing to the reasons for drunk driving among teenagers and documenting its effects on innocent people. 1. Why teens choose to drink a. Seeing others b. Relieve stress c. Fitting in with others 2. Effects drinking have on teens a. Physically being violent b. Mentally damaging the brain c.
December 18, 1917 the United States Congress passed the Eighteenth Amendment prohibiting the manufacturing, sales, and transportation of intoxicating liquors. March 21, 1947, the United States Congress debated again over the topic of alcohol. The result was the Twenty-first Amendment being passed. Alcohol was yet again allowed and freely sold within the borders of the United States of America (Constitution). No matter the harmful effects alcohol has always been a drug that is used, abused, and loved by countless Americans.
Drunk driving links into culture with age, gender and race. What is drunk driving? Drunk driving is a crime of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances to the degree that mental and motor skills are impaired. It is illegal through all the states in the United States. This crime is known as a DUI in other words driving under the influence.
We have all done it. Either answered the call or sent a text. Just one won’t hurt, or so we think. Even after the numerous warnings and constantly being hit with slogans such as “Arrive alive, don’t text and drive” or “Make your car a no phone zone”, we still don’t believe the risks apply directly to us. Sure, there is always the story of some girl in Connecticut who died after wrapping her car around a tree, but that’s all it is to us, a story.