What began as just another Saturday night of good times for Jose Jiminez-Herrera of West New York ended with his arrest on charges of driving under the influence after police say his vehicle collided with six parked vehicles.

Jiminez-Herrera failed both a field sobriety test administered by police at the scene, and an alcohol test given at police headquarters. According to police Jiminez-Herrera had a blood alcohol content of .13 percent, way above the legal limit of .08 percent. Following the crash Jiminez-Herrera was charged with with driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated in a school zone and careless driving. He will now face the possible suspension of his driving privileges, hefty fines and fees and the possibility of jail time. Not to mention paying the price to repair all the parked vehicles he allegedly struck while driving under the influence of alcohol.

Going out and having a good time on the weekend is probably the most common activity among a large sector of the population around the world. The weekends are a time when we are usually off from work and need a break after logging too many hours at work the week before. That does not mean you have a license to suspend good sense and do anything you darn-well-please. In fact, and especially if you plan to consumer alcohol, you have a greater responsibility for your actions when you are on your own. It might seem like common sense that driving under the influence of alcohol is a bad idea, but unfortunately there are still a number of people who, for whatever reason, still think it is the best idea available to them.

These are the people who put everyone else at risk just so they can have a good time.

The next time you decide to go out and cut loose do yourself and everyone else a favor and arrange for a safe and sober ride home.