It's an unsettling reality that many drunk drivers are habitual offenders, whether they go undetected or are arrested repeatedly. But for many people who make the choice to drive under the influence, it takes only one harrowing incident to realize the danger of their actions.
Although many people who are convicted of driving under the influence never make the mistake of driving drunk again, there are plenty of drivers who have an addiction that causes them to repeat the offense over and over, even if they've been arrested several times. Many of these drivers assume that if they're able to drive drunk the first time, they can continue the habit indefinitely. But that assumption puts everyone at great risk.