How Big is the Alcohol-Driving Problem?

By , December 21, 2016 11:14 am

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports nearly one-third of traffic related deaths in the United States is due to alcohol-impaired driving. Holiday season is here and the threat of increased  alcohol-related traffic deaths and injuries is looming again. There are ways that we can reduce this suffering or stop it from happening. I am sure everybody knows how to do it but will we act on it?

One Response to “How Big is the Alcohol-Driving Problem?”

  1. Evan Levow says:

    Typically whenever someone pictures a drunk driver, they imagine a person who is slurring their words, unable to focus their eyes, and barely able to stand up due to serious alcohol consumption. However, the reality is that most of the time, when a person is pulled over and charged with a DWI, they are shocked. The shock and confusion can be even worse when you have been charged with an out-of-state DWI, far from the comforts of home.

    This is certainly a very stressful time because depending on the outcome of your case, you could face fines, license suspension, jail time, and even be forced to take alcohol awareness classes. Many people think that their only option is to plead guilty and accept the consequences, not realizing that they have other options.

    For the past 25 years, I have dedicated my career to learning more about the law regarding DWI’s and the science behind intoxication. In many cases, not only can the law be used to defend my client, but scientific fact as well. I travel several weeks out of the year, giving lectures to judges, lawyers, and police officers on matters such as field testing, breathalyzers, blood & urine testing, and other related topics. I am so passionate about the issues regarding improper and inaccurate sobriety testing that I even argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court in 2013, advocating the immediate discontinuation of the use of the Alcotest because of the associated flaws. My hope is that through continued education, I can save many Americans the stress of being charged with an unnecessary DWI.