4 Reasons You Shouldn’t Drink and Drive this 4th of July

By Eric Openshaw on June 28, 2018

This article is sponsored by Robert J. DeBry & Associates. This 4th of July, be safe. Don’t drink and drive. Get a free ride home from Robert J. DeBry this independence day, and keep you and everyone else safe.


This independence day, don’t drink and drive. Period. According to the Utah Department of Public safety, drinking and driving accounted for a staggering 158 deaths on Utah roads between 2012 and 2016. 158 deaths could have been prevented. Your decision to to drink and drive or not can and will define you. Here are 4 reasons you shouldn’t drink and drive this 4th of July:

1. You’ll Get Home Safe

If you choose to drink and drive this 4th of July, you’ll be putting yourself into harms way. You won’t get a medal for deciding not to get behind the wheel. You could save a life. And even your own. Most importantly, you’ll come home to your family safe and sound.  There are always other alternatives to driving under the influence. Driving drunk is not worth putting yourself and others in danger. Keep yourself and everyone around you safe. Don’t drink and drive.

2. A DUI is Expensive

If you are pulled over for drinking and driving, you could spend anywhere from $8,000 to $20,000. This means anything from bail fees, to impound fees, to lawyer fees. You could lose your job. It’s likely you will lose your license. You could lose your house. And you could lose your friends and family. Ready for the worst part? That’s without an accident. If there is an accident involved, people get hurt. So in addition to the financial cost, you have an emotional cost on your head as well.

3. You Won’t Feel Guilty

A DUI can come with a lot of guilt. Going to jail, car impounded, losing your license, having all of it become public record. All this can weigh on you heavily. It can come with a lot of guilt especially if you do wind up in a motor vehicle accident due to drinking and driving. You could injure or kill yourself or another innocent person on the road. Remember, 158 deaths due to alcohol related accidents in just 4 years on Utah roads. Just one decision. One time. That’s all it takes to ruin your life, and potentially ruin other people’s lives as well. This is a matter of life or death.

4. You Can Get a Free Ride

If you’re drinking this 4th of July, Robert J. DeBry wants you to get you home safely. That’s why he’s offering a free ride home to adults age 21 and older. You can qualify for up to $35 in reimbursement, which covers the cost for most taxi, Lyft or Uber rides in the Salt Lake Metro area. Cab, Lyft, or Uber rides will only be given from a bar or restaurant to a residence, not to other drinking locations. This offer is valid for any rides taken from Tuesday, July 3rd at 3:00 pm  through Thursday, July 5th at 3:00 am.

“I am willing to do whatever it takes to keep drunk drivers off the road this holiday season, even if it means paying for it myself. I see more cases of drunk driving around the holiday season than any other time throughout the year.”
―Robert J. DeBry

Fill out the online form at the bottom of their website or mail a photocopy of your valid driver’s license along with your original taxi receipt (no photocopies) to Robert J. DeBry’s law firm. They’ll reimburse you up to $35 for your cab ride, which must be within the Salt Lake Metro area. Your receipt must be submitted within 10 days after the qualifying holiday.

Send your receipt to:
Robert J. DeBry & Associates
ATTN: Accounting
4252 South 700 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84107

Get Home Free

If you are drinking this 4th of July, don’t drink and drive. Enjoy the holiday and your freedom responsibly. Let Robert J. DeBry get you home safely for free.