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Drunk driving is common during the winter holiday season

On Behalf of | Nov 15, 2019 | Drunk Driving

Now that the holiday season is here, people are going to start attending parties to celebrate. If you are planning on doing this, make sure that you don’t have to drive home after having a few adult beverages. This could save you time and money because you won’t have to worry about facing drunk driving charges.

Thanksgiving ranks fifth on the list of days when drunk driving is most prevalent. New Year’s is at the top of this list. Since both of those days are coming up fast, any driver must ensure that they are either avoiding alcohol or avoiding driving. This not only helps prevent criminal matters, but it can also help to keep others on the roads safer.

The majority of drunk driving incidents occur late at night and into the early morning hours. This time coincides with the time that nightclubs begin to close and that partygoers might decide to head back home.

Police officers are going to be out in full force over the holiday season. They will look for signs of impairment in order to initiate traffic stops. These are actions like swerving, braking suddenly, driving too fast or slow for the conditions and failing to use headlights when appropriate.

If you end up facing drunk driving charges over this holiday season, you should address those immediately. Some aspects of these cases have very strict time limits that you must abide by. Getting started on your defense strategy as early in the process as possible can help you avoid having to use a rushed defense.