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Don't Lie to the Police If You Are Caught Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs

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Studies suggest that 28% of daily accidents are a result of drunk driving or drug abuse. All those drivers partying all night long tend to come out on the road and drive blindly, taking a life or causing serious damage to human life.  

Another consequence of driving under the influence is the police stopping you and then interrogating you. If you are one of those people who have been caught driving under the influence by the police, the best thing you can do is not lie about it.

You will be asked numerous questions, which will include the crime you have committed, even though you were not in your senses. Things can go downhill if you choose to lie or not come clean with your interrogator.

What are Police Officers Looking for?

The police might call for an interrogation or approach you for a casual chat (or what feels like a casual chat). However, every word you utter weighs in on the investigation and determines your fate. The interrogators are trained to read between the lines and they will sense the lie – if spoken.

The first question will be the number of drinks you had before you got behind the wheel. This is a trick question that might give you away. Instead of lying right away, calculate your answer and always speak the truth. Lying might get you in trouble and have you arrested right away.

Things to Look Out For

If you say you have had a couple of drinks, it entails that you have had more to drink than you are willing to admit. The interrogator is bound to cross-question you that might halt you in your tracks. Moreover, since alcohol can take a while to get absorbed, saying that you had a drink a while ago might get you in instant trouble.

Therefore, you should never lie regarding drinking or the use of drugs because tests will give you away.

The best practice when arrested for a DUI is to remain silent. Instead of lying or making up stories, you can speak the truth or stay silent. You have a right to stay silent until your lawyer arrives. This might look like you are guilty; however, your constitution gives you the right to stay silent. If you want to save yourself from additional trouble, you should speak the truth and cooperate with the police.