You cannot talk your way out of a DUI arrest and there is no use in trying. The following are examples of the worst excuses people use to try and talk their way out of a DUI.
“I did not know the legal limit.”
It does not matter if you are from the area or not; this excuse will never work in your favor. You are to know the law before sitting down behind the wheel. Using this excuse will convict you; you had a drink and then started driving when you should not have. Law enforcement does not give any exceptions to DUI.
“I am sleeping it off – I know I should not be driving.”
Even if you drive for a few miles before pulling over to “sleep it off,” you can be charged with DUI. If you use this excuse, you essentially admit to driving and convicting yourself of DUI.
“I did not want a parking ticket or a towed vehicle.”
This excuse will never work. A law enforcement official will not pity you for not wanting a parking ticket or towed vehicle. Remember, the second you turn your car on and start driving after having too many drinks, you have committed DUI.
“I have only had a few drinks.”
This is one of the worst things you can say to an officer when you get pulled over for driving under the influence. You should never try to guess your blood alcohol content (BAC), even after just a few drinks.
“I live really close by.”
A drive as short as one minute while under the influence could kill. It does not matter if your drive home is five minutes or thirty; there is never a good excuse to drink and drive. Studies show that most drunk driving accidents happen within five minutes of a person’s destination.