Do Whatever You Can to Avoid Driving Drunk this Memorial Day Weekend

If you drive drunk, you will be caught.

Driving drunk is extremely dangerous, and if you are caught, your life can change forever. This Memorial Day weekend, you should take every precaution to ensure that you do not drive under the influence of alcohol.

Every memorial day the police presence is increased, and this year is no different. The State of Florida plans to expand the presence of law enforcement personnel on the roads as they look for impaired drivers and ensure that the streets are safe for all commuters.

The Florida Highway Patrol will use the “wolfpack” strategy to both catch and discourage drunk drivers. This method involves groups of officers gathering at areas where there is known to be a high volume of drunk drivers. This is more effective than checkpoints as drunk drivers can’t avoid certain routes to escape officers as they can with checkpoints.

How to Avoid A DUI on Memorial Day Weekend

Fortunately, our society is well aware of the dangers of drunk driving, and many options are available to help you avoid driving drunk and being charged with a DUI. Below are just a few strategies that you can employ to make sure you have a great holiday weekend.

Designated Driver

This method is cliche, but it works. Designating one friend to remain sober can ensure that your entire group will be in capable hands when they are traveling.

Taxi/Uber

There are so many options for hiring a car to take you home. Paying for a taxi/Uber will be much more economical than dealing with the monetary cost of a DUI charge.

The AAA/Budweiser ‘Tow to Go’ program

orlando dui attorneyBudweiser and AAA have combined to offer a free tow/ride home for people on this holiday weekend. Many times, though we have the best intentions, we become intoxicated even though we know that we will have to t drive home. Luckily, the ‘Tow to Go’ program will transport you and your vehicle for no charge.

 

Memorial Day is the unofficial beginning of summer. It is meant to celebrate our country and to be together with our loved ones. As far as the roadways go, it is the busiest day of the year. Law enforcement puts out an extra effort to protect us all every Memorial Day. They are aggressively seeking out drunk drivers so that the roads can be safe for everyone.

This Memorial Day, be sure to plan ahead and no matter what, do not get behind the wheel if you have been drinking.

What to Do If You Are Arrested for a DUI

In the unfortunate instance that you do get arrested for a DUI, enlist the legal representation of a seasoned DUI defense attorney. The Orlando DUI defense lawyers at The Umansky Law Firm have more than 100 years of combined experience and are here to protect your freedom. We can hire a private investigator on your behalf and look into everything from the details of the traffic stop to whether or not the arresting officer followed procedure while conducting the field sobriety or breath test.

Attorney Bradford Fisher served as the DUI specialist for the State’s Attorney Office and can use his DUI expertise to help clear your name. Contact us today at 407-228-3838 for a free case evaluation.