If you drink caffeine and alcohol at the same time, you may drink more alcohol than you planned because caffeine can hide alcohol’s effects. Even if you feel more awake, you’re still just as buzzed as you would be without the energy drink.
Keep track of how many drinks you have so you don’t overdo it.
Over the 4th of July holiday period in 2017 (6 p.m. June 30 to 5:59 a.m. July 5):
- 601 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes. 39% (237) of those fatalities occurred in alcohol-impaired crashes. This is a 23% increase from 2016, during which 192 people were killed during the same holiday period.
- 60% of those who died in alcohol-impaired crashes were in a crash involving at least one driver or motorcyclist with a BAC of .15 or higher.