The “Avoid DUI” task force is currently in full effect to ensure our roads are safe this holiday season and making potential drunk drivers think twice. This campaign started on December 12, 2014 and will remain in effect until January 1, 2015. In Southern California alone, 14 DUI/driver’s license checkpoints have been planned for this period and there will be at least 27 DUI saturation police patrols traveling the streets actively searching for drunk drivers. California Highway Patrol specifically will be on maximum enforcement across the entire state on December 24-25 and December 31- January 1.
With Christmas a day away and New Year’s Eve just around the corner, it is imperative that you plan a safe ride ahead of time if you plan on celebrating these holidays with any libations. If you do not have a designated driver then services such as Uber and Lyft offer a nice and cheaper alternative to taking a taxicab.
For New Year’s Eve, a some agencies are providing free rides to keep drunk drivers off the road. See Attorney Parker’s past blog post for more information.
If you’ve been arrested this holiday season, call an experienced Southern California DUI lawyer at the Parker Law Center at (800) 805-8804.