When Your Child is Charged With DUI?
You have discussed it with your child. You may have instructed your child to avoid drinking and never drive car after drinking alcohol, but it has happened. Despite all good advises, he has had an error of judgement and he is sitting in a police station – arrested. Driving under the influence (DUI) is a very serious offense in New York. But thank God for the fact that he is alive.
Drunken driving is big contributor to road-accident deaths. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly one-third of all deaths of 15- to 20-year-olds are the result of a motor vehicle crash and about 35 percent of those fatalities are alcohol-related. The age distribution of driving under the influence of alcohol in 2010 shows that an estimated 5.8 percent of 16 or 17 year olds and 15.1 percent of 18 to 20 year olds reported driving under the influence of alcohol in the past year(Ref ). One silver lining is that the trend shows a decline.
It is illegal for people under the age of 21 to purchase and possess alcohol in New York. Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) limit for adults, also …