Labor Day Weekend Means a Spike in RI DUIs
According to the National Safety Council, Labor Day weekend is one of the deadliest weekends for motorists. Last Labor Day, America saw close to 400 fatalities. This year, Rhode Island police will be teaming up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the Drive Sober campaign. Beginning on August 19 through September 5, the Rhode Island state police will be ramping up their DUI patrols and enforcing a zero tolerance policy for any individuals caught driving under the influence. A zero tolerance policy means officers will not be issuing warnings to people caught driving drunk, but instead making arrests.
Prevent DUI arrests and fatalities by planning your weekend ahead of time. Decide who will be your designated driver for the night before you begin drinking. If you are attending an event solo, consider utilizing the Lyft and Uber apps to find a safe ride home. If this weekend will be the first time you’ve utilized either service, you may be able to get a deal. Often both companies provide first time users with incentives to use their applications by giving them free rides or a certain amount off their ride. It may cost you a bit more money to take a cab, Uber or Lyft home, but the cost of those services is much cheaper than the cost of a DUI.
More Ideas for Getting Home Safe:
- Take public transportation
- Call a friend
- Call a family member
Were you arrested for DUI in Rhode Island?
If you were arrested for driving while under the influence, let the RI DUI attorney at The Law Office of Thomas C. Thomasian, Esq help you get the best outcome for your situation. DUI charges should be taken seriously, as they stay on your record. Prospective employers, creditors, and other government agencies have access to this information. Often those with DUIs on their records are turned down for jobs and loans. Let a skilled RI DUI lawyer build you a better DUI defense strategy, contact 401.312.4385 to schedule your free consultation.