Here it is, the 2015 Phoenix Open Golf Tournament, an event that many golf aficionados have been waiting to arrive in the Phoenix area to grace them with the presence of various professional golfers including Tiger Woods, Keegan Bradley, Zach Johnson, Ben Martin, Ryan Palmer, and more. Since this is such an exciting time for the communities surrounding the Phoenix area, we felt that it was important to remind golf fanatics of the rules of the road when it comes to drinking and driving after a sporting event.
According to yesterday’s GolfDigest, Ryan Palmer tweeted a photo of his plan to distribute (by golfing, of course) twelve signed golf balls wrapped in $10 bills to the crowd at the 16th hole so they can get themselves some beers on him. While this is an awesomely fun and kind gesture, many Phoenix Open attendees will be drinking an abundance of beer during the event. Being that this tournament is in the Phoenix area, it is important to remember about Arizona’s strict drinking and driving laws before putting your keys into the ignition.
Remind yourself to analyze how many drinks you have had today. Did you have two or more drinks within the last hour? You probably shouldn’t be driving. Arizona has strict laws that say if the blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08% for a person that is 21 or older, or .04% for a commercial vehicle driver, that they will be charged for a DUI. Arizona holds an even stricter law for any trace of BAC for persons under 21 to be charged with a DUI as it is a zero tolerance law. What happens when you get pulled over and charged with a DUI? Let’s see the list below,
All of these consequences very much depend on the case and whatever the offender has been charged with. Who really wants to have to deal with all this hassle because they made the poor choice to have a few drinks before driving? Nobody. However, if you happen to be experiencing this exact dilemma, contact our firm in Tempe, Arizona for your free case evaluation so we can best prepare you for your defense in your DUI case today!