Signs of driving under the influence

On Behalf of | Jan 12, 2021 | DUI Defense

If you let someone drive while under the influence, dangerous situations will develop on the road. For example, a drunk driver in Florida was arrested on Dec. 31 for driving in the wrong direction. As a concerned passenger, there are steps that you can take to make the highways safer for everyone. The first step is to learn the signs of a drunk driver.

What signs are easy to spot from the passenger’s seat?

When you’re traveling with someone, you must know how to recognize risky activities by a drunk driver. Typically, someone who is sober will fully understand the rules of the road and surpass the speed limit by only a few miles if they are speeding. However, a drunk driver may travel extremely fast and well beyond the speed limit. If a driver is clearly under the influence, take action calmly as this is the best way to avoid an arrest for a DUI.

An intoxicated driver may only display minor signs while driving under the influence. However, if you pay attention, you’ll still notice patterns from the passenger’s seat. For example, someone who is intoxicated will often:

  • Weave
  • Contact a curb
  • Straddle multiple lanes

Avoiding a DUI conviction

When you’re in a vehicle with a drunk driver, strategic cooperation is the key to avoiding an arrest. Attempt to get the driver to pull over. If you are unable to get a driver to give up the wheel, a police officer might notice illegal maneuvers on the road and take action.

Teamwork and cooperation can keep the highways safe. If someone is arrested for DUI, it’s recommended to get advice from a defense lawyer.