Some people, when they drink too much alcohol, can be seized by the impulse to communicate, by phone or cell phone, with people in their lives. Unfortunately, these communications can be as “impaired” as the person relaying them. Too much information? Too much emotion? Too many expletives? Let’s say that the “morning after” drunk dialing can include a large serving of regret.
Now, how do you make an episode of drunk dialing or texting even worse? Do it while you are driving: that is, while driving impaired by alcohol. Driving while distracted can cause accidents. Driving while impaired is already dangerous in itself; add another element to distract the driver, and the results could be deadly.
Change is the only constant. Languages and laws both change, and evolve, right along with the rest of the elements of daily living. At present, the state of Arizona does not have statutes that ban hand-held cell phone use while driving, or any laws in force that forbid texting while driving. (Arizona school bus drivers are an exception; they may not use any type of cell phone while driving.) Some states ban all cell phone use while driving; some concentrate only on younger or inexperienced “novice” drivers. It’s possible, maybe even likely, that these laws will change down the road.
Arizona laws do forbid driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol, and people continue to need legal help in DUI-related situations. So please bring us your questions, concerns, and problems. At Zachary Law Group we provide a FREE 30-minute case evaluation. We’ll talk about your legal rights, find a solution that’s best for you, and help resolve every issue. That’s how we “Zach-It”! So don’t wait for problems to escalate. Call us soon at 1-855-Zach-law.