Applications for smart phones have been all over the news of late, but the latest one could actually be beneficial in helping to avoid potential DUIs.  The R U Buzzed app from the Colorado DOT helps give drinkers a general approximation of their BAC in an effort to discourage those who are over the limit, or even edging close to being intoxicated to secure a safe and sober ride home.

The app was field tested by a Colorado news station and the results were deemed to be pretty accurate.  While law enforcement officials state that drivers shouldn’t necessarily assume that they are safe to drive if they register below the legal limit according to the app, it can help to give people a decent approximation of where they fall on the scale in terms of BAC.  Impaired driving is very dangerous and the penalties imposed upon drivers who are intoxicated in Colorado are very severe, so any measure that encourages drivers who may be impaired to get a sober ride home could be of great benefit.

If you do happen to be facing DUI charges in the state of Colorado you should most certainly enlist the help of an experienced Colorado criminal defense attorney.  An experienced Colorado criminal defense attorney will help build the most suitable and appropriate defense for your particular situation and work to ensure that rights are upheld throughout the hearing.  Hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney is the only way to ensure that you’ll come away from a DUI hearing with favorable results.