She looked shocked. "It is not like that in Japan. If I did that, my father would lose his job."
Hell, yes, Japan. Our system is way too lenient. But that doesn't mean there are no consequences. Here's some of what you face if you do drive drunk:
- A night in jail.
- Bail money.
- A fine. And a big one. They get bigger the more offenses you have, but the first one is nothing to laugh at.
- Possibly extra time in jail. Upwards of six months.
- A misdemeanor on your record.
- Might have to attend AA.
What's a lot more frugal? Having a DD. Or calling a cab. (I promise your cab fare will be less than your DUI fines.) If you're fancy enough to have an iPhone, you can tell Siri you're drunk and she'll call a cab for you. In a lot of areas you can call AAA for a tipsy tow if you're worried about your car being impounded. They will tow your car and get your drunk butt home. Figure something out. Because all of these options are more cost-effective than getting a DUI.
And honestly, a DUI would be good news. Because you could just end up killing someone else. Or yourself.
All that being said, have a GREAT time tonight! Just make sure to do so responsibly. HAPPY NEW YEAR!