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The Perils of Daylight Savings Time

An extra hour of drinking can wind up with a DUI charge

By John Buckley - November 4, 2017

Whenever people hear about 'falling back' for the end of daylight savings time, they inevitably think of that extra hour of sleep on Sunday morning.  Some think about the fact that bars will be open an extra hour.  Few think about the ramifications of the latter.  Denver DUI Defense Attorney John Buckley explains the consequences.

People often consider how much they can safely drink over the course of an evening out with a plan to stop drinking at a certain point and let their bodies metabolize the alcohol that they've consumed.  It is not against the law to drink and drive.  It is against the law to have too much alcohol in your system when you drive.  On the Saturday night when Daylight Savings ends, these well-intentioned folks often go a bit overboard with that extra hour.  You can count on DUI enforcement officers in Denver and throughout Colorado to be aware of this as well.  When the bars let out tonight, they will be on hightened alert looking for alleged drunk drivers.

Please be safe tonight.  If you've had too much to drink, call a cab or ride-sharing company and get home safely!