On Your Mark, Get Set … DUI APP?

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could definitively know if you had too many drinks to drive? Well in some states there is now a new cellphone app that may tell you just that, in Maryland it is called ‘ENDUI’.

ENDUI is a federally funded app, and allows people to: (1) get an idea of how drunk they are, and (2) determine whether they would be better off getting a cab (or using Uber?). The app is available for free on Android and iPhone devices. Users of the app enter their sex, height, weight and number of drinks that they have consumed. This, in turn, helps the user figure out their blood-alcohol level.

In addition to the foregoing, the app has the ability to use GPS technology to call cabs and preload phone numbers for potential designated drivers, and it allows visitors to play two interactive games, which test a person’s reaction time and cognitive agility. One of the games involves pressing a red “brake” button when an image of a pedestrian passes by or a vehicle ahead stops. The other game shows nine road signs that blink in different order; users of the app try to recall the order, which gets increasingly challenging with each round.

Currently there are several states with similar apps. They include: New York, New Mexico, Colorado and California. Although Washington State does not currently support an app like ENDUI, it is only reasonable to presume it is not too far off. After all, Washington State already has some of the strictest DUI laws in the nation.

It should go without saying, but may bear repeating nonetheless, when arrested for DUI immediately seek the assistance of a Seattle DUI lawyer. A qualified and trained Seattle DUI attorneys will sift through the myriad and numerous defenses in a Washington DUI case. So if facing a DUI, do not go it alone, and do not just hire some ‘general’ practitioner. Washington DUI laws are far too complicated for any ol’ attorney to handle. Be smart … hire a qualified, skilled Seattle DUI attorney when arrested for DUI in Washington State.

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