Avoid a Halloween DUI
It’s almost Halloween weekend! Which means barhopping vampires, zombies and werewolves will be out in full force. Whether you plan on barhopping or hitting up a few house parties, know that police departments across Rhode Island will be patrolling the streets for irresponsible partygoers choosing to drink and drive. If you plan on heading out decked in your spookiest, sexiest, or goriest outfit to get your drink on, check out these tips to avoid a DUI on Halloween.
1. Designate a Sober Driver
This Halloween, drink responsibly. If you’re going out with a group of friends, ask who could be the designated driver. Offer to purchase them breakfast the next day, pay for any food or sodas they get at the bar, or to be their designated driver for the next party you plan to attend together.
2. Sleep Over at the Host’s House
If you are partying at a friend’s house this Halloween, you could always ask to spend the night, so you don’t have to worry about getting home.
3. Use a Rideshare App
The widespread adoption of smartphones has made way for many convenient services. Apps such as Uber and Lyft provide rides on demand at transparent price points. Both of these services have promotional offers to new users for up to $22 off their first ride.
- New Lyft riders, follow the link to redeem the promo code.
- New Uber users, redeem the promo code when you sign up to ride.
4. Call a Cab
If ride share apps aren’t your style, you can always go old school and program the phone numbers to a few local taxi companies into your phone. Just make sure you have some cash on you to tip the driver!
Local Providence Taxi companies:
- Providence Taxi – (401)255-2050
- Rhode Island Taxi – (401) 286-5515
5. Take Public Transportation
If you are partying in downtown Providence, or you are close to a bus or train station, check out your options for public transportation. Your party might be a short walk from a bus stop. Local bus and trolley fare cost only $2.00.
We know Halloween is filled with scary, frights, and thrills! Don’t let one of them be a criminal DUI charge! Stay safe!
If you do need help with a DUI, contact The Law Office of Thomas C. Thomasian, Esq. today.