Although charges for driving under the influence of alcohol are fairly common, it is quite a serious charge that comes with consequences. It is never a charge to be taken lightly, and it is never one to be simply dismissed as "bad luck" if you believe that you were wrongfully charged.
We all know that driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is never a good idea. Not only is it illegal, but it has the potential to endanger the lives of yourself, your passengers, other people on the road and pedestrians.
If a driver is impaired by drugs or alcohol when he or she is operating a vehicle, it is against the law. This is because they are at a much higher risk of making an error of judgment, are subject to delayed reaction times and are more likely to engage in reckless or distracted driving. In order to enforce this law, drivers may be stopped and asked to take a Breathalyzer test, which can determine the level of alcohol in their blood.