The Traffic Stop-Drunk Driving

By McPherson Police Department
March 17, 2015

No person may legally drive or even attempt to drive any vehicle while his/her BAC is .08 or more. Commercial drivers are subject to a lower BAC of .04 and drivers under 21 may not drive with a BAC of .02 or more. Also, no person may drive or even attempt to drive while he/she is under the influence of alcohol, a drug, or a combination of alcohol and drugs to a degree which would make the person incapable of safely driving a vehicle. {This is why “BUZZED driving” is “DRUNK driving”.} A legally obtained prescription does not constitute a defense against a DUI charge. Many believe driving is a right; rather, it is a privilege which may be revoked or suspended for a time when one is determined to be unsafe.

Please bear this in mind and choose to ‪#‎DesignateBeforeYouCelebrate‬ or ‪#‎StaySober‬.

In McPherson, failure to do so will result in fines of $750 —more if it isn’t the first time, and $120 court cost. Worse than that, impaired drivers can be deadly to themselves and others on the road.