Don’t drive while intoxicated because you could seriously injure yourself or someone else. You may end up smashing the car and damaging someone’s property. If you don’t want to be arrested, or go through a tough time in jail, then don’t drive while intoxicated.
You can lose your license, have to pay fines, or perhaps lose your job because you have to spend time in jail. Despite so many consequences you can be saved, there are some important points that can help you while dealing with police during DWI crime.
Points To Remember If Stopped for Suspicion of DWI
- Make sure your documents are available because you don’t want to search them while a police officer gets suspicious and starts looking for other crimes to accuse you of. When you see blue lights, make sure to pull over on the right side of road. Put your hands on the steering wheel because it will send a message that you don’t intend to evade. If your car smells of alcohol, make sure to open the windows before stopping.
- Make sure that you don’t admit to anything, be polite and try to talk with police officer in a friendly manner. There is no need to provide any information other than your driving license, insurance, and vehicle registration.
- If you admit to any form of crime it will be used against you so be careful with what you tell officers.
- If officer asks questions such as “Are you drunk” just respond with another question like “Do you want to see my license” or “Why you are asking that?” Even if you have been drinking, you don’t have to admit it. Just respond with a question or give a plain answer like I don’t have anything to say on this matter.
- If officer wants to investigate further he may ask you to step out of your vehicle. The officer may take simple physical tests to determine if you’re able to safely operate your vehicle. These simple tests include walking straight, touching fingers, touching nose, stretching arms, or reciting the alphabet backwards. You can decline these tests and there isn’t any legal penalty, but the cop will probably take you to jail for DWI anyway.