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How to avoid an OWI after a sporting event

Whether your plans involve attending a college or pro football game or watching a race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, you want to make sure you stay safe throughout the festivities. One study performed by University of Minnesota researchers found that around 8 percent of people at sporting events end up with a blood alcohol content level of more than 0.08. 

You do not want the great memories from the game being tarnished due to an OWI arrest. While it is understandable you want to have fun, it is also a good idea to exercise precaution so that you do not put yourself in danger of getting arrested. Make sure any family members or friends you are going with abide by the same precautions. 

Carpool and have a designated driver

Everyone in your party should carpool anyway to reduce some of the congestion at the stadium. Carpooling also helps ensure people who do drink do not necessarily have to drive. Whoever is driving should abstain from alcohol for the game. If your party is having a difficult time getting someone to agree to be the designated driver, then everyone else should agree to pitch in on buying the person dinner or a gift card. 

Set a maximum before and drink plenty of water

If you plan on drinking during a sporting event, then that is fine. However, you should know your limits and stick to a reasonable number of alcoholic drinks. This can involve having no more than two beers during the entire game. People who plan on drinking should also eat dinner before the game. It is also important to stay hydrated and drink ample amounts of water. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway even allows guests to bring their own food and water in an appropriately-sized cooler, so you do not have to spend a lot of money at the concession stand to stay hydrated. 

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