Attorney Paul Cramm comments on an article in www.Entrepreneur.com about a research claiming the UBER services lead to decrease in DUI deaths.
These statistics tend to support what I have always believed about DUI. Nobody heads out on a Friday or Saturday night ‘intending’ to commit the crime of drunk driving. Yes, people knowingly enjoy alcohol and knowingly drive home at the end of the night. But not one of my clients has ever said ‘I knew I was loaded but I just didn’t care…’ Instead, my clients say ‘I knew had a few, but I felt fine to drive … I had no idea how high my alcohol level was.’ Having a readily available, affordable alternative for transportation to and from events where people know alcohol is going to be served clearly reduces drunk driving because – by and large – nobody ‘intends’ to drive drunk.