Because the new catch phrase is “buzzed driving is drunk driving,” we try to explain what this means. While you hear this phrase on the radio and TV, what exactly is it? So can an officer charge you with a DUI if you are buzzed driving? Probably yes as it is hard to tell the difference between buzzed driving and drunk driving.
Buzzed Driving is Different
Because alcohol affects everyone differently, “buzzed driving” is a slang term that is hard to define. Rather, as we drink, you start to feel the alcohol and get a euphoric sensation. In addition, your tolerance to alcohol gets greater over time and the more often you drink. As a result, a new drinker will get the “buzzed” sensation sooner than a seasoned drinker. Furthermore, if you are an alcoholic, you may not feel “buzzed” no matter how much you consume. Rather, you simply feel unfocused or physically ill without the good feelings. That does not seem fair.
While young drinkers claim they actually drive better “buzzed,” this is just the alcohol talking. Sadly, the commercials and billboards are right. “Buzzed driving” actually is drunk driving. Because alcohol is a depressant, your reaction times decrease, and you are unsafe on the road. Just how much buzz makes you dangerous differs with each person. However, if you are feeling any sensation, you should not be behind the wheel. Regardless, the police can legally stop you and investigate for DWI. When you don’t do well on roadside testing, you will be arrested and charged. Not to worry. That’s where we can help. After all, we do this everyday and focus on DUI and DWI cases. Just don’t try to do this on your own. DUI laws are too complex. Call us now and let’s start your defense today.