You’ve spent your week studying hard for your classes at Butler County Community College. When you weren’t studying or in class, you were at work. Now that the weekend is finally here you just want to let loose and relax with friends. It’s time to celebrate FAC.
A few of you have made plans to get together for dinner, drinks and a night of fun. You offered to drive because your vehicle will fit everyone. While this is a nice gesture, you may want to suggest other options for transportation.
What are the penalties for a DUI in Pennsylvania?
Since you plan on having a few drinks, you are at risk of a DUI. If you do get pulled over and charged with a DUI, you face several penalties including:
- Losing your license
- Jail time
- Mandatory driving classes
- Using an ignition interlock device
The penalties you face depend on how many DUI charges you have on your record and what your blood alcohol level is. In Pennsylvania, the higher your blood alcohol level, the more severe your penalties are.
What options can you suggest?
You definitely don’t want to put yourself in a situation where you might drive under the influence. If you are willing, you can commit to remaining sober and not having anything to drink. If this doesn’t sound like the best option for you, you should make other suggestions. For instance, you can arrange for everyone to travel via public transportation, cab or rideshare car. Talk to your friends about these options. You can figure out the cost ahead of time and make a decision that best fits the needs and safety of your group.