You likely know that drunk driving is something that happens fairly frequently in the United States, leading to arrests every day. You also may know that men tend to drink and drive more than women. There are a lot of factors involved with this, including the fact that men just tend to drive more overall, but it is true that they are more likely to be arrested on DWI charges.
But one recent study makes things seem a little different than people realize. They assume that drinking and driving is still something done by a minority of people. But the study shows that it may actually be a majority activity, as 56% of men admitted to doing it. Not only does this mean that most American men will drink and drive, but the study is relying on people to self-report. Generally speaking, self-reporting tends to be a little lower than the actual statistics.
It’s not just men
Additionally, it is important to point out that not only men admitted to drinking and driving. When you look at all Americans who are involved in the study, 43% of them said that they would drive under the influence of alcohol. So, while it is not something that most people overall are going to do, it is clear that both genders are involved in this practice.
What does this mean for you?
All of this just shows the prevalence of drunk driving arrests, which can have a major impact on your future. If something like this happens to you, it may mean you have to spend time behind bars, pay fines and lose your driver’s license. As such, if you are facing allegations of impaired driving, it’s crucial that you understand exactly what legal defense options you have.