Too Much Holiday Spirit May Lead to Your Arrest

Posted By Joey Gilbert Law || 15-Dec-2014

RENO, NEV- According to a Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) fatal accidents from drinking and driving spike to 52 percent on Christmas and 57 percent on New Years. Compared to the 41 percent for the remaining other times of year. This could result in 1200 people, or up to 40 people a day, losing their lives this holiday season, plus numerous more facing charges for driving under the influence.

These are some sobering statistics. However, there is some good news and bad news.

The bad news is that if you are a 21-to-24-year-old, you make up the highest rate of impaired drivers this holiday season. That doesn't necessarily mean that if you are in this age range you fall into the category. However, the fact is, you are more likely to attend a holiday party where alcohol consumption may be involved. raising the chances of driving while impaired.

This in turn, will result in a higher police presence on the road this holiday season. Not only for the fact that driving intoxicated is more likely, but for the fact that the road conditions are generally more unsafe. The police force is specifically trained on what to look out for when on the roads, and will be giving out hundreds of citations this holiday season, in the hopes of reducing the risk to all drivers who are on the roads. Nevada is a state that is looking for Zero Fatalities this season, and is doing as much as possible to ensure that. When a person is pulled over for suspicion of being under the influence, the police look for a multitude of factors. Some of which being:

1) signs of impairment exhibited by a person while driving a vehicle (called the "vehicle in motion" phase of enforcement); (ie. weaving, driving too slowly, or braking erratically)
2) signs of impairment upon the initial "personal contact" with the driver;
3) signs of impairment noticeable during the "pre-arrest screening" phase, which encompasses standardized field sobriety testing and preliminary breath testing.

Whether you believe it or not; if impaired. You will not pass this test.

The end result; more often than not, being a DUI.

However, the good news throughout this is that there is a team for you if you do receive a DUI. The attorneys at Joey Gilbert Law are highly trained and sought after in the DUI Defense law field and they are here to help you. Contact us today.

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