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Drunk Driving Laws

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The first law for drinking and driving in America did not come official until 1910 in New York (The History of Drunk Driving Laws in the U.S. • LifeSafer,1). The early DUI laws prohibited driving while intoxicated, but there was so set definition of what level of intoxication qualified as drunk driving (Olson, 1). Later on, California and other states followed the new law that New York set (.The History of Drunk Driving Laws in the U.S. • LifeSafer,1) Driving drunk is a big risk factor that people do not pay attention to. Some think that drinking and driving is okay, however, the consequences are horrific. DUI, driving under the influence, is the act of operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level, BAC, that is over the legal state…show more content…
As stated in firsteagle.com/tdd.htm in a single year, 522 children were arrested for drinking under the legal drinking law. A teenager is risking their entire future, which could be taken away in a matter of seconds. If someone gets a minor consumption or a minor in procession, it would be hard to get a job in the future. In some states, a teen DUI conviction can result in up to one year in jail (Drinking and Driving Consequences and Effects : How to Avoid Disaster,1). That is one year of school that a teenager is missing and will have to make up. A DUI conviction for a teenager could also result in three to five years of probation (Duke, 1). It is not only teens that get caught for drinking and driving, adults do it also. Justin Bieber was arrested for drinking and driving in 2014. Justin thought that since he was a "pop star", he would be let off the hook. The CNN describes Bieber as having a "flushed face, bloodshot eyes, and the odor of alcohol on his breath. Bieber failed the test and ended up going to jail, but got bailed out after an hour (Duke,1). Although Bieber is famous, that did not mean he was able to get out of the consequences that other people have to…show more content…
According to backtrack.com, even after you pay your fines and fulfill your legal obligations, your DUI conviction can still undermine your future opportunities and haunt your life for years. Most employers conduct criminal background checks before they hire job applicants. A DUI will show up in a background check and could stop someone from getting the job they wanted. Background checks may also trigger by college financial aid applications and admissions processes, and housing applications (Drinking and Driving Consequences and Effects : How to Avoid Disaster). Landlords often do a background check, when seeing a DUI on a background check, landlords often do not give a person the house they were wanting(Drinking and Driving Consequences and Effects : How to Avoid Disaster). A current job could be in risk if convicted of a DUI. Jobs that require driving a company vehicle, such as sales, truck driving, pizza delivery, catering, or cab driving jobs, may be closed to someone that has a DUI on their
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