Hazing and Binge Drinking
Certain Greek organizations, athletic teams and other elite clubs sometimes make their members participate in hazing rituals, in order to be officially initiated into the club. Some hazing activities include wearing funny clothing in public, participating in eating contests, or any other sort of public embarrassment. However, one hazing activity is far more dangerous than the others: binge drinking.
Binge drinking occurs when a man or woman drinks a large amount of alcohol in a short period of time. This is usually done for the sole purpose of getting intoxicated quickly. Methods of binge drinking include the use of beer bongs, keg stands, drinking games or taking one shot of liquor after another. Not only is this activity dangerous inside of the home, it is especially hazardous should a person get behind the wheel of a car after a night of binging.
If you have been convicted of a DUI/DWI after a night of binge drinking or hazing, call experienced Rhode Island DUI lawyer Matthew Marin at 401-287-4384 to learn how he can fight for you.
Consequences of Binge Drinking
The act of binge drinking can lead to the following consequences:
- Death, relating to alcohol poisoning or other alcohol-related injury
- Unintended injuries such as falling down, burning oneself, or getting in a traffic collision
- The acquisition of an STI, or Sexually Transmitted Infection
- Higher chance for disease of the liver, otherwise known as cirrhosis
- Choking on one’s own vomit
- Higher chance for severe neurological damage
Though hazing is dangerous, it is also extremely preventable. By exercising your right to simply say “no”, you may be saving your own life or the lives of others. However, it is understood that sometimes mistakes can happen and you may need to face a DUI/DWI charge in a court of law.
If you or someone you love was a victim of hazing and was subsequently charged with a DUI or DWI, contact experienced Rhode Island DUI lawyer Matthew Marin at 401-287-4384.