Festive celebrations during the holidays are commonly associated with alcohol
consumption. That is why fatal drunk driving collisions and
DUI arrests typically increase when it’s this time of year.
In order to arrest suspected drunk drivers and keep the roadways safe throughout
the United States, police departments in Florida and in other states have
increased the number of officers patrolling the streets and DUI checkpoints.
Unfortunately, a mistake can lead to spending your holidays in jail.
To avoid getting a holiday DUI in Florida, here are several tips you must follow:
Don’t drink – Remaining sober throughout a holiday event can ensure you can’t
get arrested for drunk driving. While this may seem obvious, it is not
uncommon to succumb to peer pressure during a party or drink in excessive
amounts for the sake of the season.
Have a friend be your designated driver – If you know someone who doesn’t plan on drinking at an event,
ask if he/she would like to be your designated driver, especially if both
of you live close by.
Use a ridesharing app – If you can’t find a designated driver, you can always rely
on Uber or Lyft to get you home safe. Always make sure the ridesharing
driver and his/her vehicle match the description on the app.
Arrange overnight plans – If the event is far away from your home and you don’t want
to spend a lot of money on a ride back, either stay at a friend’s
place or reserve a room at a hotel or motel that is a short walk away
from the party.
Host the event at your home – Be the party host and avoid leaving your home. However, you should
be responsible for taking care of your guests and ensure they don’t
get a DUI. Either arrange space for anyone interested in sleeping over
or make driving arrangements in advance.
If you have been arrested for a DUI in Daytona Beach, Deland, Palm Coast
County, Flagler County, Palatka County, or Putnam County,
contact the Law Offices of Robert Stepniak today and request a free consultation.