The age of 21 is considered to be old enough to legally drink, but driving while under the influence of alcohol at any age is illegal and could result in serious ramifications for Athens residents. This is even truer for underage folks who are caught driving under the influence. However, a new report suggests that fewer underage drivers are choosing to make this mistake.
As we have previously discussed on our Athens, Georgia, DUI law blog, an individual may face serious legal and social consequences if charged with driving under the influence. Members of university athletic teams may be suspended from playing in games, professionals could lose their jobs and others could be sentenced to serve time in jail.
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.