The period between Memorial Day and Labor Day has been labeled the “100 Deadliest Days of Driving.” The combination of more teen drivers and people celebrating the summer increases the chances of a car accident. Additionally, summertime normally leads to an increase in driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs. Lerner and Rowe Law Group is here with some valuable advice to help you avoid being arrested for DUI.
Impaired judgement, perception and reaction times are all good reasons not to get behind the wheel if you’ve been drinking. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) claims that a person dies every 52 minutes because of drunk driving. DUI potential may be especially high in Arizona in 2021, as this summer is the first one where recreational marijuana will be legal. You can avoid being arrested for DUI and becoming a statistic by following these three transportation suggestions:
No. 1 – Designate a Driver BEFORE You Leave
Don’t wait until you’ve had a few drinks or partaken in recreational marijuana to decide who is driving. Make a plan before the party starts to ensure at least one person stays sober.
No. 2 – Take a Different Form of Transportation
Whether it’s a cab, rideshare service, public bus, or limousine, consider taking a safe and reliable form of transportation to get you around for the night. Not only can this make the night a little more interesting, it also helps you avoid putting your driving privileges at risk. A DUI arrest can result in a suspension of your driver’s license. Challenging a suspension may then require missed time from work or not being able to meet other obligations to make an appearance at an MVD Hearing.
No. 3 – Always Have a Plan B
As we all know, not everything goes according to plan, especially when alcohol and/or marijuana are involved. Before the spirits start to flow or you start puff-puff-passing with your friends, think about a secondary option for transportation in case something happens to your original plan.
Following these three suggestions can help you avoid arrests for DUI. This is especially important starting Memorial Day, which many use to mark the beginning of summer. Students return home from school, throw parties in their honor, and various other celebrations occur that may encourage alcohol consumption.
While police officers are on patrol throughout the entire year, they are also aware that the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is considered the “100 deadliest days” for drivers. This can result in an increased police presence during the summer months.
Arrested for DUI? Call Lerner and Rowe Law Group.
On the wrong side of the law after a night of drinking? First, you should know what you can do to fight an Arizona DUI. Next, you should contact an Arizona DUI defense attorney at Lerner and Rowe Law Group by phone at 602-667-7777 or online through LiveChat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Make one call or use our secure contact form to schedule a free consultation. Our Phoenix DUI attorneys offer affordable payment plans and non-judgmental representation. A DUI charge can have serious consequences on your life. Call Lerner and Rowe Law Group today to discuss your options.