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“Mess With the Bull You Get The Horns”…. As In A San Diego DUI

On Behalf of | Mar 23, 2014 | Firm News |

The Law Office of Mark Deniz has the privilege of enlisting some of the best young legal minds in San Diego.  One of these persons is George Konugres.  George is a third year law student at Cal Western SOL.  He has an extremely impressive resume and has an intense desire to help people.   He was invited to write on subjects that he comes across while working with the firm.  In just this past week George 2nd chair a trial of ours in El Cajon as well as participated in a Felony Preliminary hearing.

Today, he is writing about energy drinks and San Diego DUIs

As Pittbull would say “Don’t stop the party yeah yeah yeah!” We all love a good party especially here in San Diego. It may be a summer day in The Historic Gas Lamp barhopping, or a cabana spot at San Diego Hard Rock’s Intervention; either way when the party starts there is no stopping. A common drink amongst day drinkers and late night club goers is “Vodka Red Bull.” One part vodka of your choice, and one part Red Bull makes for a wild ride that could result in a San Diego DUI.

Consumption this caffeine alcohol mixed drink results in an altered perception of ones intoxication level. The energy of the Red Bull and the euphoric feeling produced by the vodka may provide a false sense of ability. Meaning that one can think they are alert enough to drive a vehicle, when in reality they are intoxicated. Additionally the mixing of energy drinks and alcohol has been shown in recent studies to severely dehydrated individuals. Dehydration can slow motor skills and impair vision. These dehydration symptoms can have negative effects on a driver’s abilities. Lastly, studies show that immediately after the caffeine crash users experience enhanced effects of the alcohol. This is explained by the reaction when combining an upper (caffeine) with a downer (alcohol). You could be driving, experience a caffeine crash, and then feel the enhanced effect of the alcohol. Falling victim to a San Diego DUI, when you initially felt you were able to drive.

Partygoers also consume energy drink before a day, or evening of consuming alcohol. Some consume the energy drinks after drinking the alcohol in hopes of sobering up quicker. Just remember, the caffeine may skew your internal barometer. Even though you may feel able to operate a motor vehicle, you should not. Too often people think they can drink more because they have consumed caffeine. This is simply not true. Don’t let the horns of a San Diego DUI pin you down. Call The Law Offices of Mark Deniz today if you have incurred a San Diego DUI.

Hire a Proactive, affordable, and quality defense when you are facing San Diego DUI charges.  Whether you have been charged of a San Diego DUI, Poway DUI, La Mesa DUI, Santee DUI, Mission Valley DUI, Clairemont DUI, Point Loma DUI, La Jolla DUI, Carmel Valley DUI, Mira Mesa DUI, Pacific Beach DUI, Del Mar DUI, Carmel Valley DUI, Encinitas DUI, Oceanside DUI, Ocean Beach DUI, Escondido DUI, Vista DUI, San Marcos DUI, Carlsbad DUI, El Cajon DUI it is vital you need to hire an attorney who knows how to defend your rights and can determine if the government can prove their case.  Contact the Law Office of Mark Deniz now for a free case evaluation at 858-751-4384 or send an email to [email protected].

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