by Jason H.
Driving while under the influence of alcohol can result in serious consequences. Along with the obvious things like going to jail and paying steep fines, drunk driving can also cause a lot of negative social implications. It may not seem fair, but it happens.
You can lose friends as a result of your behavior. Friends may become tired of watching you drink and drive and reach the point where they can no longer handle your irresponsible behavior. Some people may not want to be your friend if you get a DUI.
2. Labeled A Drunk Driver
Once you have been caught driving under the influence of alcohol, you may be labeled a drunk driver. This label can have a negative effect on your own feelings of self worth and embarrass your family, friends, and employer.
A drunk driving charge can make you more noticeable to law enforcement officials. When you are pulled over by the police and an officer runs your plates, your drunk driving charge may cause the officer to pay special attention to your actions.
4. Employment Issues
If you are employed, a drunk driving charge can have a negative impact on your job. Your employer can fire you for getting a DUI if your job requires a valid license and clean driving record. If you are looking for a job, a DUI can impact your chances of finding employment. A DUI can make you look irresponsible.
5. Everyone Will Know
With the popularity of social networking comes the opportunity for people to learn things about you that they might not have learned without the internet. News of your DUI can spread like wildfire. Your name may show up in your local newspaper. When everyone knows about your DUI, it can cause you plenty of embarrassment.
This is only a few, but there are many social implications that can result from driving under the influence of alcohol. Drinking and driving not only causes the possibility of death or injury to you and others, but it can also cause you serious legal and social problems. To avoid these consequences, seriously think about them before you decide to get behind the wheel of a car after drinking.