In an article posted on the WXYZ News website, studies are showing that more mothers are getting behind the wheel while under the influence.
It is all too often we hear news stories about people getting busted for a DUI with children in the car. Judge Brian MacKenzie believes that a lot of people are denying that mothers would ever do such a thing.
“People don’t want to believe they have a problem. Alcohol is so prevalent and accepted, a person who has a problem can lie to themselves and say everyone has a problem.”
Judge MacKenzie sees a lot of DUI cases in his courtroom and has seen the number of women driving drunk with kids in the vehicle increase.
“More and more women are working and are more likely to go drinking with fellow workers afterwards, more likely to engage in drinking activities,” he stated.
In almost all states, getting a DUI with a minor in the vehicle can be considered a felony. It means that you could possibly spend a lengthy time in jail and lose your driving privileges after that. A felony conviction is a serious matter that can cost you your job, your house and more.
Furthermore, going to court with a looming felony conviction can feel confusing and overwhelming, at the very least. That’s why it is always recommended you hire a DUI defense lawyer to see what your options are.
Angel Harris, a victim services specialist with MADD, states that driving with children in the car isn’t just a “mother’s problem”.
“We need to continue to make the community aware of this problem. It’s not just moms having a drink, this is going on everyday in your neighborhood, your community.”
Let’s hope communities can become aware and drink more responsibly before it is too late.