It’s been said that everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. It’s also said that your luck may run out on this holiday, especially if you decide to drink and drive. Many lives are lost every year because St. Patrick’s Day celebrators choose to get behind the wheel after they’ve had a few too many green beers. And although partying with your friends is often fun, it’s also dangerous.
Why Your Luck Will Likely Run Out
Just about everyone has driven when they probably shouldn’t have. Maybe you weren’t planning to drink, but didn’t want to be the odd man out or maybe you believed you had no other option to get home. Don’t make the same mistake this St. Patrick’s Day, as you’ll likely get caught, and here’s why:
- Checkpoints. St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most popular holidays for DUI checkpoints. Police all over the state will conduct these checkpoints, in which drivers are stopped, interrogated, and perhaps asked to perform a field sobriety test. If you’ve had a few drinks and are stopped at a checkpoint, chances are, you’ll receive a DUI charge.
- Police are out in full force. The police will make their presence known on St. Patrick’s Day by sitting on the sides of roads and hiding out in parking lots watching for drunk drivers. If you are seen displaying any signs of intoxicated driving, such as swerving, running through red lights or stop signs, speeding, or driving extremely slow, you can expect to receive a visit from a police officer.
We’re Here to Help
The Easley Law Firm has helped many clients in the Fairfax area with their DUI charges, and may be able to do the same for you. Contact us today to speak with an attorney about your situation and find out what we can do. Call attorney Darwyn Easley toll free at 888-386-3898.