During 2015, drunk driving deaths were just shy of 40% of all traffic deaths in Rhode Island and Rhode Island State Police have made well over 400 DUI arrests already this year. Efforts to crack down on drunk driving has led police departments to increase enforcement for the upcoming New Years’ Eve holiday, named Operation Blue R.I.P.T.I.D.E. (Rhode Island Police Teaming for Impaired Driving Enforcement).
The State Police Lt. Col. Todd Catlow has reported “Drunk drivers have nowhere to hide in Rhode Island because patrols will be saturating the entire state.”
Blue R.I.P.T.I.D.E. is a statewide DUI task force made up of police departments from every city and town in Rhode Island who will be targeting DUIs during New Years’ Eve, when more DUI arrests will be made than any other time of the year.
If you or a loved one are arrested, you need to secure legal help as soon as you can. Attorney Thomas Thomasian has earned the Clients; Choice Award for 2014 from Avvo and has a substantial track record of results for those charged with DUI.
Even your first DUI conviction can result in serious penalties including up to a year in jail, up to $500 in fines, and a license suspension of up to 18 months, and the penalties only get worse with prior convictions.
Don’t risk your freedom and record with a DUI arrest—you need a seasoned Rhode Island DUI lawyer on your side to challenge your arrest and protect your rights.
If you are arrested over New Years’ Eve, call on The Law Office of Thomas C. Thomasian, Esq. to protect your future!