Drinking and driving is a major concern everywhere, including in Denver. Many efforts by CDOT, the Colorado Police Department, and private watch groups like DARE and MAD are dedicated to cutting down DUIs and DUI related accidents and death. We want all of our patrons to be safe when they leave our bar. The first step to avoiding a DUI is to understand the drinking and driving laws in Dever.
Reaching Your BAC Limit
In Colorado, the only way to ensure that you won’t get a DUI or DWAI is to have a BAC of zero. But, before we get into that, let’s make sure you understand the terminology and the law regarding drinking and driving in Colorado.
- BAC – To determine if you’ve had too much to drive your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) will be measured.
- DWAI – If you have a BAC of .05 percent you may be classified as Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI)
- DUI – If you have a BAC of .08 percent or more you will be classified as Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
- Officer judgment – Even if you have a BAC below .05 perfect, but are showing signs of impairment, it’s up to the individual officer’s judgment to determine if you get sighted for a drinking and driving offense.
The cost of a DUI can be over $10,000, not to mention the possibility of losing your job due to detention, court dates, and a tainted driving record. Causing a life-threatening accident and hurting others can also have serious costs, both financially and in terms of mental health.
Designated Drivers and Ride Sharing
Denver has excellent public transportation, plus cabs, and all the ride-sharing services you could need to get home safely after a night at Gaslamp. There are zero excuses for drinking and driving. Another option is to always assign a designated driver for the evening.
We want you to be able to enjoy and partake in all the fun and delicious drinks that we offer at Gaslamp. Don’t ruin the fun by drinking and driving and putting everyone in danger. Even two drinks can put you over the limit, and the risk is never worth it when it comes to drinking and driving.
Leave the car at home and come join us for a night of cocktails, craft brews, and ping pong at the Gaslamp in downtown Denver.