Myth #1: A "responsible drinker" won't
get arrested for DUI. The term "responsible drinker"
implies that someone can consume a moderate amount of alcohol and
still safely drive a car. However, the staggering number of
alcohol-related crash fatalities, injuries, and DUI arrests every
year proves that "responsible drinking" is a failed concept.
Myth #2: 0.08 is the "legal limit".
A driver can be arrested and convicted after consuming any
amount of alcohol, drugs, or even prescribed medication. A DUI
arrest is based upon impairment - not the consumption of alcohol or
Myth #3: A person who refuses to take a
breath-alcohol test can't be convicted of a DUI offense.
While it's true that a breath sample provides the police with
valuable evidence, a refusal is also very powerful evidence.
In some ways, a refusal could be more compelling evidence than a
breath-alcohol test result.
Myth #4: Coffee, water, cold showers,
and certain foods can sober up an intoxicated person. Time
is the only way a person can get sober. Eliminating alcohol
from the body is an extremely slow metabolic process that requires
many hours to complete.