Unfortunately, a great American holiday has earned the nickname “Deadliest Day of the Year,” according to the National Safety Council and DUI Arrest Data Organization. With many people commuting long distances and obtaining several days of vacation time, roads become extremely congested during the week of Thanksgiving. Of course, these road conditions have become even more dangerous due to the saturation of drunk drivers on the roads.
In fact, the Arizona Governor’s Office state in 2013, 2,371 people were arrested for DUI on Thanksgiving. Below is a list of the breakdown in regards to the charges these people received after arrested for DUI:
- 1,098 people were charged with extreme DUI.
- 450 of these people were charged with aggravated DUI
- 934 individuals were charged with DUI-drugs
Statistics prove that the average BAC for the arrested drivers was roughly 0.15%. As a result, law enforcement officers have increased efforts to stop persons from driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
For this Thanksgiving, drivers in Arizona can expect the following from law enforcement agencies:
- Increased number of DUI checkpoints
- Increase number of police officers patrolling the streets
- Expedited process of field sobriety test results
Have You Been Arrested for a DUI Offense? The Suzuki Law Offices Can Help
If you have been accused of driving under the influence at any time, including Thanksgiving weekend, it is important that you contact experienced legal representation right away. Your rights and future are on the line. At the Suzuki Law Offices, our Phoenix DUI lawyers can help protect your freedom by formulating an effective plan to have your charges and penalties reduced or dismissed. When you become our client, we will take the time to examine every detail of your case to help you obtain a positive outcome.
Call our Phoenix DUI attorneys today for your free consultation. We are available 24/7 to defend your future!