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Can A Tostitos Bag Tell You If You’ve Had Too Much To Drink?

Makers of popular tortilla chip snack Tostitos are marketing a special bag of chips during Super Bowl weekend designed to let the snacker know if they’ve had too much to drink. But is it a good defense against charges for driving under the influence (DUI)? We’ll talk about it in this issue.

What’s In The Bag

The special bags are made by Frito-Lay, Inc. and have a device that can detect alcohol on your breath. While the detectors aren’t capable of measuring blood alcohol levels in the way police officers do, they do indicate the presence of alcohol. After the user blows into the device, the outside of the bag will show a green color if no alcohol is present. If there is alcohol, an image of a flashing steering wheel will turn red. Supplies are extremely limited for the novelty item as only 1,000 of the bags will be distributed to select customers. However, many more bags of Tostitos will have a numerical code that can be used to receive $10 discounts on Uber rides the day of the game.

Super Bowl Sunday Dangerous Time To Be Driving

In 2015, 45 people lost their lives in drunk driving crashes on Super Bowl Sunday in – about half of all traffic fatalities that day. “Having a good time and being safe go hand in hand,” said Delanie Walker, an NFL tight end for the Tennessee Titans and MADD volunteer, whose aunt and uncle were killed by a drunk driver after watching him play in the 2013 Super Bowl. “Drunk driving is 100 percent preventable. Thanks to Tostitos and Uber, it’s easier than ever to make a safe choice if your plans include alcohol.”

Charged With DUI? Call The Oswalt Law Group

While Frito-Lay and Uber definitely need to be congratulated for promoting awareness about drunk driving in a creative way, it should be noted that when you are blowing into a bag of chips, you already have questions about your ability to drive. If you are charged with DUI, you definitely need an aggressive defense of your rights and you should call The Oswalt Law Group. Our number is (602) 225-2222 and there’s never a charge for the initial consultation.    

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