The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” anti DUI campaign will be in maximum enforcement starting this Saturday, March 15th to Monday, March 17th due to the St. Patrick’s Day holiday. NHTSA is taking a spin on their current campaign tagline, specifically for St. Patrick’s Day, by posting ads stating “luck won’t keep you out of a jam this St. Patrick’s Day. Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”
According to NHTSA, over 700 people nationwide were killed in drunk driving accidents during the St. Patrick’s Day holidays from 2006-2010. Last year in Orange County alone, 45 people were arrested for drunk driving on just the Sunday of St. Patrick’s Day. Thus, people should think twice before getting behind the wheel after indulging in St. Patrick’s Day cocktails. There will be roving anti DUI task forces and checkpoints set up throughout the weekend and into St. Patrick’s Day.
If you or someone you love is arrested for a DUI this St. Patrick’s Day, it is essential that you contact a competent DUI defense lawyer to review your case. A skilled DUI defense attorney will aggressively protect your rights and help minimize the severe penalties associated with a DUI conviction. Consequences of a DUI conviction can include but are not limited to jail time, fine, license suspension, installation of an ignition interlock device and enrollment in an alcohol program. Contact the Parker Law Center for a free consultation today!