There are game apps, apps for social networking, and even apps that double as a breathalyzer of sorts, so it’s no surprise that there’s now an app to stand in as your lawyer in case you’re pulled over for driving under the influence (DUI).
DueyDialer is a new app with a simple concept. When you’re pulled over at a checkpoint or by a police officer for suspected drunk driving, all you have to do is press the ‘trouble’ button and then ‘contact your attorney’ and the app will record your interaction with the police. Once you’re finished recording, the app will connect you to an attorney through text and email.
There are a few reasons why you should use caution with an app like DueyDialer. To start, you may need to notify the police officer he or she is being recorded before you use the app. If the officer records you, he or she notifies you before they do so, so you should extend the same courtesy.
Another consideration you might want to take into account is why you’re preparing to be arrested for DUI in the first place. It’s one thing to download the app quickly after you’re arrested as backup, but if you’ve already got the app downloaded and ready on your phone just in case you’re stopped for DUI? That’s something that might make you want to rethink your life choices.
Drinking and driving is a choice, and being stopped for drinking and driving isn’t just your bad luck: it happens because law enforcement and lawmaker’s are dedicated to stopping drunk drivers before they crash and kill someone.
Consuming alcohol and then getting behind the wheel is extremely dangerous, so if you don’t want to be arrested for DUI, you shouldn’t drive after drinking any amount of alcohol.