Every year, law enforcement prepares for the increased DUI arrests during Memorial Day weekend. This past Memorial Day weekend, there was a 20 percent increase in DUI arrests compared to last year. If you are arrested for DUI this holiday weekend, there are a few things you should know.
Memorial Day DUI Statistics
Surprisingly, statistics show that Memorial Day weekend is one of the deadliest holidays. In fact, a person is four times more likely to die on the road on Memorial Day weekend compared to an average weekend. Research also shows that 40 percent of accidents on Memorial Day weekend involve drunk driving.
Due to these shocking statistics, law enforcement is extra vigilant during Memorial Day weekend – increasing the chances of getting a DUI arrest. For such reasons, it is vital for individuals celebrating Memorial Day to avoid drinking and driving. If you know that you will be drinking during Memorial Day weekend, you should assign a designated driver, or you should prepare to use rideshare services to avoid drunk driving. Even if you feel “well-enough” to drive, you could risk the chance of getting stopped by law enforcement and arrested for intoxicated driving.
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What Should I Do If I Get a DUI on Memorial Day Weekend?
Driving under the influence is not just a traffic violation – it is a serious crime. If you were arrested for drinking and driving during Memorial Day weekend, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. At Suzuki Law Offices, we know how DUI prosecutions work, and we’ve helped individuals across Arizona get their charges reduced or even dismissed. We are ready to use our knowledge and experience to effectively represent drivers accused of DUI. Our team has years of experience fighting DUI cases and knows the strategies that produce the best results.