The best way to avoid a DUI arrest is to refrain from drinking and driving. Numerous people get arrested every day for intoxicated vehicle operation in Georgia who -- had they taken the right steps -- never would have had to face these charges. Unfortunately, just as alcohol dangerously affects our driving abilities, it also affects our decision-making process when it comes to the moment when we decide whether we're going to drive after a night of drinking.
Use a designated driver: The oldest drunk driving prevention technique involves the use of a designated driver -- a driver who refrains from drinking and agrees to drive everyone home at the end of the night. There's no telling how many lives have been saved during the decades since Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) began advocating for the use of a designated driver.
Use a ride-sharing app or just ask for a ride: There's no shame in asking someone to drive you home if you're too drunk to safely operate your vehicle. However, you should make sure that you have installed and signed up for a ride-sharing app like Uber or Lyft before you go out so you can get a quick and easy ride home whenever required.
Don't drink: Of course, the easiest way to prevent drunk driving is to simply refrain from drinking. If you're not sure that you'll make the right decision not to drive after you've had a few drinks, you might need to give up alcohol when going out with friends.
It's important to remember as well that police make mistakes when arresting people for drunk driving. Drivers facing drunk driving charges are wise to seek legal guidance.