Police Department - Public Safety Announcement

Safety Message Summer 2015

Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

Crashes resulting from driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs are preventable. Are you doing your part to prevent alcohol or drug-related crashes? Actions we all can take to prevent driving under the influence, designating a driver, hosting responsible parties, making sure that you take the keys when a friend has had too much to drink, among other things.

Tips for Hosting a Responsible Party
  • Before the party starts, assign a responsible, sober designated driver and give the car keys to that person.
  • Immediately stop serving alcohol to any guest who is displaying obvious signs of intoxication.
  • Serve high protein, high carbohydrate foods. These help absorb alcohol.
  • Make sure there are plenty of non-alcoholic beverages available.
  • Make sure drinks are not made with high amounts of alcohol.
  • Stop serving alcohol several hours before the party is scheduled to end.
Blood alcohol content
  • Blood alcohol content (BAC) is the amount of alcohol in a person's body as measured by the weight of the alcohol in a certain volume of blood. Alcohol is absorbed directly through the walls of the stomach and the small intestine. It goes into the bloodstream, and travels throughout the body and to the brain. Alcohol is quickly absorbed.


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