DennisBeaverAttorney Dennis Beaver has practiced law for many years in Bakersfield, California. Read more about Dennis and his background here. Dennis is a syndicated newspaper columnist and writes a weekly column entitled “You and the Law”. There have been numerous requests over the years to make these articles available and we are happy to offer them here. They are also indexed for your convenience.

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June 25, 2016 • By Dennis Beaver

Today’s story will be of special interest to anyone who drinks significantly more than the controversial “recommended” amount of heart-healthy alcohol or knows someone who does. That’s the equivalent of about two standard size “shots” per day.For readers who fall in that category — or who entertains friends to the point of feeling no pain — then not owning a personal breathalyzer is like playing Russian roulette, with one difference. If you play Russian roulette and lose, you die. With drunk driving, there are more victims, even if no one dies.

(If you are a dyed-in-the wool, dedicated alcoholic who consciously drives drunk and does not care about anyone except yourself, curiosity might be the only reason to continue reading this story, as nothing we have to say will change your behavior. But we have a tool which could keep you sufficiently sober to drive home safely where you can then continue on your path of self-destruction.)…click here to read more