Responsible adults who choose to drink alcohol may know that it is incredibly dangerous to drink and drive. Driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol can pose many risks to the health and safety of a New Mexico resident, as well as all of the other individuals that they encounter while out on the road. To avoid these hazards, individuals can get rides, call cabs, assign designated drivers and take other proactive steps to avoid drunk driving.
Drinking and driving is dangerous because alcohol has an immediate and significant impact on the human body. When a person's blood alcohol concentration reaches .02% they may begin to feel warmth, more relaxed and even less able to make sound judgments about what they are experiencing. The more a person drinks, the more detrimental effects they may experience.