Red cup in the hot seat: exploring alcohol related charges and open containers in vehicles

Drinking and driving continues to be a serious and pressing social issue. Countless lives have been lost as a result and many more have been seriously damaged due to alcohol-related traffic accidents. Therefore, having an open container of alcohol present in a car, whether or not someone is charged with a DUI, still needs to be taken seriously. This is because drinking alcohol while driving is a legal offense nationwide, according to Florida attorneys such as Proly, Laporte & Mulligan, P.A. Those who use alcohol irresponsibly and also drive a car can often risk both their lives and the lives of other drivers by drinking while they are in transit in a vehicle.

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