July 4 weekend is right around the corner and that means that law enforcement
agencies across the state will be augmenting their efforts to patrol the
roads and catch any drunk drivers. Each year, the police see a spike in
DWI charges across the state on holiday weekends and now regularly take
greater measures to police our roadways and prevent possible accidents
Over the next few days, we'll see an increase in general patrolling,
more DWI/sobriety checkpoints, and more police eyes on public places where
people tend to drink, like bars and restaurants. There is even an aggressive
driver tip line (dial #77) for drivers to report others on the road who
they believe are driving recklessly.
Staying Safe This July 4
The good news is that it's never been easier to enjoy alcoholic beverages
and also stay off the road this July 4 weekend. Whether you are planning
to meet up with family and friends or are hosting guests at your residence,
there are measures we can all take that can help prevent a DWI charge.
This July 4 weekend, consider the following:
Using a designated driver: this is still the best way to prevent getting a DUI on the road. Find
a friend who's willing to abstain from drinking for the evening before
driving home-- or volunteer yourself.
Using a ride-sharing app: Some experts believe that apps like Uber and Lyft have already cut down
on the number of drunk drivers on the road. Consider using one of these
services for your holiday weekend commutes.
Use public transportation: while not always the most convenient, public transportation can be useful
in these situations. If you're hosting a get-together, try to have
a bus schedule handy for guests or the number to a taxi service.
Stay the night: If you believe you'll be partying late into the evening, consider
arranging to stay the night and travel home safely the next morning. If
you're hosting an event, make sure to have extra blankets and pillows
ready for a few guests who shouldn't be driving home at night.
If you do find yourself arrested and facing a DWI charge this July 4th
weekend, remember that even if your breathalyzer test is "over the
limit," you are only suspected of drunk driving, not guilty of it.
A skilled Englewood DWI attorney can help assess the details of your case,
pursue any viable defense strategies, and protect your rights.
If you are facing a drunk driving charge, call
Alan M. Liebowitz, Esq., LLC today. Attorney Liebowitz has more than 25 years of legal experience and
has assisted countless clients with savvy and aggressive advocacy both
in and outside the courtroom.
Start fighting your DWI charge today. Call the firm at 201.340.9338 now.