Hopefully, it is well understood that drinking impairs your judgment and your decision-making. Although we often think of that as producing funny results that we can post pictures of on Facebook, like your friend curling up in a doghouse or something, in real life the results are often far more serious.

Let's look at a recent party in College Station, for example. Officers from the College Station Police task force that targets alcohol-related crimes showed up around midnight after neighbors complained about loud noises and disruptive activity.

The officers said that when they opened the door to the residence, they saw about 25 people drinking out of red cups. Since the lights were off, the officers were using their flashlights to see what was going on.

This is when a 23-year-old College Station man, whom officers say they saw drinking, made a bad decision; he grabbed one of the officers and pulled him back out of the doorframe. The officer reiterated that he was with the police and ordered the man to get on the ground, but the man refused and continue to struggle.

Eventually, the man was Tasered. He has since been charged with resisting arrest, which is a misdemeanor that can earn a defendant a year in jail and a $4,000 fine. He has also been charged with interference with public duties, which can come with a penalty of up to 180 days in jail and a fine of $2,000.

Now, maybe this man is just a hothead in all his areas of life, but it seems safe to assume the fact that he had been drinking made him bolder and more aggressive...and less capable of calm, rational decision-making.

Source: The Bryan-College Station Eagle, "Police: Man at party resisted arrest," July 2, 2012