Drinking and driving is never good, but this app may help you through the DUI arrest
There’s a new smart phone app that can help people suspected of driving drunk.
It was created by Iowa law firm.
If you see red and blue lights in your rear-view mirror, perhaps the aptly named “Oh Crap App” can help.
It was designed to tell people what they can and can’t do when being pulled over for suspicion of drunk driving.
“One of the biggest mistakes people make is thinking that they know their rights.”
Attorney Bob Rehkemper is one of the creators of the smart phone application.
He says it lists basic legal rights, has a blood alcohol calculator, and an emergency “Oh Crap” button for when a person is being stopped.
Hi it and get advice like, “the less you say the better,” “Be polite,” and “lawyer up”.
But wait, there’s more. When you hit that “Oh Crap” button, it’ll turn on your phone’s voice recorder and that will record any conversation you have with an officer and send the audio file to a secure server.
The audio is potentially valuable evidence, if someone wants to fight a charge.
Creators estimate the app has been downloaded 4,000 times in the year it’s been out.
They say they don’t want users drinking and driving, but hope they’ll use the app to stay informed in difficult situations.