March is the month when many college students, high school students or families take spring break. This much-needed break from school or work can involve a relaxing “stay-cation” spent at home or a trip elsewhere in the U.S. or abroad. Either way, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers health and safety tips on its website for individuals and families to stay safe while still having a good time on spring break.
While spring break can be a lot of fun, it can also lead to criminal charges, such as DUI, disorderly conduct or drug possession. Spring break revelers in Georgia should remember that a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.02 in a driver under 21 is enough to lead to a charge of underage DUI and support a conviction for drunk driving. An underage DUI conviction can lead to serious penalties, such as a suspension of a person’s driver’s license for six months to a year.
If drinking will be part of your spring break celebrations, the CDC offers tips for avoiding driving under the influence of alcohol. The CDC notes that someone is killed in a car crash involving alcohol every 31 minutes and someone is injured every two minutes. The CDC offers resources to learn more about alcohol, alcohol use, drinking levels and alcohol abuse. There are also fact sheets and quizzes on college drinking and alcohol myths.
Have a safe and fun spring break!