When someone engages in drunk driving, everyone is a victim. The person who has a few too many and gets behind the wheel is endangering not only their own life, but those of everyone else out on the road. And even if they don’t end up in an accident, getting a DUI in Texas can seriously derail a person’s future. Possible penalties include high fines, loss of license, and even time spent in jail.

Texas DUI defense lawyer James Whalen strongly believes in protecting the rights of individuals who have been accused of driving while intoxicated or any other crime, as well as strongly advocating that anyone who engages in drinking alcohol – even if it’s just a small amount – find someone sober to give them a ride home.

Recently, he had an idea to encourage people in and around the Dallas area to use Uber instead of driving drunk: offer a promotion. He would mention using Uber on his monthly radio show appearance, and in turn, they would come up with a discount code for listeners to use. Happily, Uber thought that the idea was a very good one and agreed.

How You Can Save Money on Uber and Avoid a DUI

So what’s the promotion? Uber agreed to offer first-time riders $20 off as long as they use the promo code LOVEDFW.

This is fantastic news for people in the area, because having alternative ride options, like Uber, readily available has been shown to significantly reduce DUIs. Now you not only have one more way to get home after kicking back with friends, but you can do it at a discounted price as well. Hopefully the fact that their wallet won’t be as impacted will cause more people to make the smart decision and avoid getting behind the wheel after drinking.

Need a Texas DUI Defense Lawyer?

If you do make the mistake of driving after drinking, or if you are mistakenly charged with a DUI due to some kind of technological error or overzealous policing, give The Whalen Law Office a call. James Whalen is an experienced Texas DUI defense lawyer who has successfully handled DUI cases and helped clients to get their charges reduced or even dropped.