4 Alternatives to Driving Drunk: The Smart Way to Avoid a DUI in Fargo

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Drinking alcohol and driving is not a good mix, and a DUI is not something you want on your record. With spring and summer here, there’s bound to be people drinking at tailgating events, at baseball games, and more. We want you to stay safe (and smart) this summer, so we’ve compiled a list of alternative modes of transportation so you can avoid a DUI.

1. Uber or Lyft – Uber and Lyft are both available for members of the FM community. Uber and Lyft are a lot like a traditional taxi service. It’s the same in the sense that a driver is paid to take a person from point A to point B. But instead of being called or waved down on the street, Uber and Lyft cars are requested by the press of a button on a smartphone app.

Uber and Lyft drivers work on their own schedule, and the app provides a map view of available drivers and their real-time locations. To be an eligible driver, an individual must pass a background check. They also must not have been convicted for reckless driving in the past three years or driving under the influence in the past seven years.

2. Taxi Services – There are a handful of different cab companies in the Fargo-Moorhead community that can ensure you get home safely. Some of these include the following:

3. Sober DriveThis unique service will pick you up and drive you home in your own car. This allows you to avoid having to find a ride to your car the next day.

4. Find a Designated Driver – If you don’t want to hire a cab or driver to bring you home, make sure you set up a ride home from a friend or family member before you go out. They can help make sure you get home safely and without a DUI.

Stay Safe. Choose a Safer Option.

If you choose to drive under the influence, you risk getting a DUI – which means you’ll have your driver’s license suspended or even revoked, your insurance rates will go up, and among other things, it may negatively affect your current job or future employment. It’s not worth the risk. Call a cab, a sober driver or use Uber to avoid these long-term consequences.

If you have questions related to a DUI or any other alcohol-related convictions, get in touch with Tatum O’Brien or contact O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Attorneys by calling 701-235-8000 or 877-235-8002.