The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” anti DUI campaign is currently in maximum enforcement and making drivers think twice before getting behind the wheel after a few cocktails this holiday season. According to NHTSA, crashes involving alcohol increase at least 10% during the time between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
With this in mind, there are services available for those needing a ride and not wanting to risk becoming a statistic with a potential driving under the influence arrest. Southern California Metro Rail and Bus lines will be offering complimentary transportation for those indulging in alcoholic beverages this holiday season. No fare will be charged from 9 PM on Tuesday, December 24th until 2 AM on Wednesday, December 25th. No fare will resume again at 9 PM Tuesday, December 31st until 2 AM on Wednesday, January 1, 2014.
The Automobile Club of Southern California will also offer its annual free “Tipsy Tow” service on New Year’s Eve. It is available starting at 6 PM on December 31st to 6 AM on January 1st. This service offers drivers, even non AAA members, a free tow home up to seven miles and is available in 13 Southern California counties. You can contact 1-800-400-4222 to use this service.
If you or someone you love is arrested for a DUI this holiday season, it is essential that you contact a skilled DUI defense lawyer to review your case. A competent DUI defense attorney will fiercely defend your rights and help minimize the harsh consequences associated with a DUI conviction. Penalties of a DUI conviction can include but are not limited to license suspensions, fines, jail time and mandatory attendance at a court approved alcohol program. Contact the Parker Law Center for a free consultation today!