Judge shares anti-drunk driving message with 'drunk goggles' video

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FLINT (WJRT) (9/13/2018) - Genesee County district court Judge Vikki Bayeh-Haley posted a video to Facebook recently showing her doing a typical field sobriety test normally and then putting on 'drunk goggles.

With the goggles on, her blood alcohol level is now at .08 to .125. Legally drunk, the judge has difficulty walking.

"I feel like I'm going to fall over. I don't feel like I can stand and walk at the same time," she said.

Yep, she failed the test, which would land the Judge behind bars.

"You're shaky, you can't focus, you can't move, you're slower, a lot slower," she explained of wearing the goggles. "And so, I had all my kids put it on so they could experience what it would be like; because, you know, they're getting to the age where they're going to be exposed to things and they need to, you know, learn what the consequences are."

Judge Bayeh-Haley sees those consequences every week when she sits on the bench for sobriety court.

"Really good people who come in court, who are breaking the law, who get arrested and they can't - they have difficulty getting control of the alcohol and lives are destroyed," she explained.

So far, the video has racked up close to 4,000 views on Facebook. The Judge and mother is hoping that number continues to climb.

"I want to get it all over the world because this is dangerous," she said. "This is, you know, like taking a gun and shooting it off, you know, into a crowd, eventually somebody's going to get hurt."

She ends the video with this message: "If you have to drink, get a designated driver don't get behind the wheel because it could be very dangerous if you do. Be safe."

The goggles come at a higher blood alcohol level, too.

You can purchase them online or stop into your local police department if you'd like to try them out.

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