Whether you spend a night out with friends in celebration or you take the wrong cold medication, any problems with your driving afterward can easily lead to a DUI charge.
Some folks, however, may have a heightened risk of ending up in the wrong seat of a police cruiser. Who they are can actually increase their risk of getting a DUI. Here’s what you should know:
Younger drivers can be reckless drivers
There’s no surprise when you hear someone in a car accident is just legal enough to drink or buy prescription drugs. Young people often have a sense that they’re indestructible, causing them to take bigger risks, including drinking and driving. Young drivers can be more reckless when consuming alcohol or drugs, raising their chances of a vehicle accident – or charges.
Gender differences can raise the chances of a DUI
Men are likely to drink more than women because of the size of their bodies and their alcohol or drug tolerance. Men who are used to heavy amounts of drinking or drugs may feel they are stable enough to drive after a few drinks or a combo of drinks and drug use, and that can lead them to take unnecessary chances. Plus, people are notoriously bad at telling how intoxicated they really are. That lack of self-awareness is another factor that can lead to a DUI.
Police officers aren’t supposed to base their actions on arbitrary factors like a person’s age or gender, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. Sometimes, police rely heavily on predictive profiling when they decide who to pull over on suspicion of drunk driving – and that could be a violation of your rights. Being young and male shouldn’t make you a target for the authorities.
If you or someone you know has recently been charged with DUI then you need experienced legal help to defend your case for the best possible outcome.