With summer coming to an end and the Labor Day holiday looming, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” anti DUI campaign began maximum enforcement on Friday, August 15th and is scheduled to conclude Monday, September 1st. This weekend enforcement will be especially aggressive due to the Labor Day Holiday and there will be extra DUI saturation patrol deployed in several cities across Southern California with numerous DUI/license checkpoints scheduled. All officers on duty are also supposed to be focusing their efforts on stopping and arresting DUI drivers during their normal shifts this weekend.
The early numbers reveal that the number of drivers caught for driving under the influence has risen since last year during this same time period in Orange County. From the start of this maximum enforcement period on Friday, August 15, 2014 to Thursday, August 21, 2014, 281 individuals were arrested in the OC. During this exact same seven day period in 2013, 171 individuals were arrested meaning DUI arrests during this period have risen almost 65% since last year. Thus, you should use extreme caution before deciding to get behind the wheel after a drink or two this holiday weekend.
If you or someone you love is arrested for a DUI this Labor Day weekend, it is imperative that you contact an experienced DUI defense attorney to review your case. A competent DUI defense lawyer will fiercely protect your rights and help minimize the severe penalties associated with a DUI conviction. Contact the Parker Law Center for a free consultation today to get the personalized representation that you deserve!