The holidays are a time to celebrate. During all of the festivities, especially those concerning the New Year, drinking plays a heavy role. Authorities are on the lookout for potential DUI arrests, there is a heavy spike in this during the New Year holiday.
The New Year can be a time for family get-togethers certainly. But younger people who tend to be visiting friends or attending events are more likely to be out on the road. It is stated on Lifetips that, “Young legal drinkers, ages 21 to 34, are responsible for more alcohol-related fatal crashes than any other age group.”. During the New Year, this age group is a likely target for DUI arrests.
Many people do not realize the severity to which their alcohol intake is measured. A Blood Alcohol Content of .08 or higher in every state qualifies a person for a DUI. Keeping track of your alcohol intake with a BAC calculator could save you from getting on the road before it is safe.
When the chance of excessing your safe alcohol intake is as high as it is on New Year’s and with a higher amount of authority scouting the roadways, it is best to try to avoid driving during the holiday if possible. With the plethora of driving applications that exist such as Uber and Lyft, consider leaving your keys at home to avoid the head-ache that is a DUI.
Being charged with a DUI is a stressful, long-winded process that requires a good legal defense. If it happens to you, contact Hammerschmidt Broughton at (559) 248-1469.