If you are caught driving under the influence of alcohol in Rhode Island, you may be arrested and charged with a DUI. Depending on your blood alcohol content (BAC), you may face different penalties. If your BAC is 0.08% or higher, you will be subject to a DUI charge. If your BAC is 0.15% or higher, you may be charged with aggravated DUI. The penalties for a DUI include jail time, fines, license suspension and mandatory alcohol education classes. An aggravated DUI or repeated DUIs can result in more severe penalties like longer jail time and higher fines.
Why is driving under the influence so dangerous?
Driving under the influence is dangerous because it increases the risk of accidents and injuries. When you are impaired by alcohol, you are more likely to make mistakes while driving. This can lead to accidents and raise the risk of you being injured or injuring others. If you’ve been drinking, take a taxi or an Uber if you have no one to pick you up.
What can a DUI do to your job prospects?
There are a number of jobs that will be difficult to get with a DUI on your record. Jobs that require you to drive will be off-limits. Many companies may not hire you if you have a DUI on your record even if the job doesn’t involve driving because insurance rates for the company will increase if they hire someone with a DUI.
Jobs that require a security clearance or background check will also be difficult to get. This includes jobs in the government, law enforcement and military fields. If you have a DUI on your record, it is important to be honest about it when applying for jobs. You may also have to look for companies that are willing to overlook DUIs.