The Increase of DUI Enforcement on Labor Day Weekend
Over the Labor Day weekend, tons of people will be traveling to other cities to enjoy one of the last weekends of summer. Oftentimes, with an end of summer celebration comes ample amounts fun, food, and alcoholic beverages. Due to an increased likelihood of persons drinking, many law enforcement agencies increase the number of officers on patrol. That means that checkpoints will appear in more areas than normal. To avoid getting a DUI over the Labor Day weekend, consider the tips listened below.
1.Take a taxi
If you do plan to drink over the weekend, plan to call a taxi when you are ready to go home. In most places, Uber and Lyft are available to drive persons home, even large groups of people. By doing so, you will be able to enjoy your day or night without worrying about having to drive home.
2.Call a parent or a friend
If you drink, call a parent or friend to pick you up and deliver you home safely. Not only will you help keep the roads safe, you will maintain your own safety and will be able to enjoy your night drinking with friends.
3.Designate a driver
If you and a group of friends decide to celebrate the weekend by drinking, designate a friend for each night your group plans to go out. That person will be able to get your group through checkpoints in a safe and legal manner.
4.Drink where you plan to sleep
Many people decide to go drinking in large cities. If this is you, book a hotel that is close to where you plan to drink. This will give you the option of walking back to the hotel or taking an inexpensive cab ride.
In many cases, police officers become overzealous and try to ramp up the number of arrests over the holiday weekend. This means that many persons who are pulled over driving under the influence may be wrongfully accused. If you are arrested for a DUI over the Labor Day Weekend, it is important to seek legal advice from a Reno DUI defense lawyer right away to ensure the arresting officer did not infringe your rights.
The Reno DUI defense attorneys at Joey Gilbert Law understand the stresses a DUI arrest can put on a person. Our firm is here to help you. Whether you were arrested while traveling through a checkpoint or any other time, our team can work hard to have your charges reduced or dismissed.
When your rights are at stake, let Joy Gilbert Law fight for you!