Stories of First Time DUI
Over 1.4 million people are arrested each year for DUI first offense. These people could be your neighbors, coworkers, friends, or even your family. Each experience is unique, but all share the same feeling — the shame and regret that comes from being convicted of driving under the influence. Here are just a few of their stories. If you’d like to share your story for future use on OneDUI, contact us.
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A DUI arrest was the worst thing that has ever happened to me. I was out watching a football game at a sports bar with a couple of my buddies one night. We were drinking, but since I was there for a while, I figured I was spreading them out enough to where I wouldn’t get drunk.
station and given a blood test that showed I was almost twice the legal limit.
Going through the legal system was horrible. Getting an attorney and taking time off work for court — everything seemed like a constant reminder of how
“ I almost lost my job once they found out that I had been arrested for DUI. ”
On the way home, I got pulled over by a cop. He told me I had a burned out taillight, which I had known about but hadn’t gotten around to fixing yet. While he was talking to me, he must have noticed I wasn’t completely sober. He asked me if I had been drinking, and I admitted that I had a couple beers earlier. After failing a couple of the tests he gave me, I was arrested for suspicion of DUI. I was booked at the police
much I screwed up. I almost lost my job once they found out that I had a DUI arrest.
I always used to look at people who got DUIs as bad people. But now I know that they’re mostly people who just made a mistake. I can definitely say that it is a mistake that I will never make again.