Baseball season is finally in full swing, and the Twins are off to a decent start. While you may be planning a trip to Target Field to celebrate the end of Minnesota’s long winter, you do not want a DUI to ruin your outing.
According to the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety, 358 people died in drunk driving collisions on Minnesota’s roadways in 2017. Further, more than 2,300 individuals sustained some type of injury in a crash involving a drunk driver. If you face a DUI or DWI charge, you must act quickly to protect your legal rights and defend yourself effectively. Still, the best way to beat a drunk driving charge is to avoid one altogether. Here are some tips for staying responsible at your next Minnesota Twins game:
1. Skip the tailgate party
If you plan to drink inside the stadium, you must be careful with your pre-game activities. That is, if you consume alcohol before the game starts, you may not be able to control how much you drink during nine innings. By skipping the tailgate party, you decrease the time you have to become drunk before heading home.
2. Know how alcohol affects you
Alcohol affects everyone differently. While your friends may be able to handle a few beers, you may be a lightweight. Before you drink in public, you must know how your body responds to alcohol. You also must understand how different types of alcoholic beverages affect you.
3. Leave your car at home
The penalties for driving drunk in the North Star State are tough. Naturally, the best way to avoid a DUI or DWI is never to drink and drive. If you park your car outside Target Field, though, the temptation to drive home may be high. As such, plan to take public transportation, a cab or a ride-sharing service to the game.
Enjoying a Twins game is one of the best ways to celebrate springtime in the Twin Cities. While there is nothing wrong with imbibing while you watch your favorite team make a run for the pennant, you do not want to face drunk driving charges. With a bit of diligence, you can likely avoid a DWI or DUI charge entirely.