Don't Get Arrested for Drunk Driving in Tennessee this Holiday Season
Thanksgiving is considered one of the most dangerous days of the year for alcohol-related crash fatalities. The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism estimates that two to three times more people die in drunk driving accidents during the holidays than any other time of year. To combat drunk driving accidents across the country, it is common for law enforcement officers to increase their anti-driving under the influence (DUI) efforts during the week of Thanksgiving as well as other times during the holiday season. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drunk driving arrests increase 54 percent on Thanksgiving Day, making it only second to New Year's Eve/Day when DUI violations jump 62 percent.
If you are traveling during the holiday season, it is important that you take the necessary steps to avoid getting arrested for drunk driving. The best way to avoid a DUI arrest is to not drive if you have been drinking. Do not make the mistake of thinking that you can drive after a few drinks. Instead of driving, stay the night at your host's house, get a designated driver, or call a taxi.
It is also important to not drive in a way that will draw attention to yourself. Police officers will be on the lookout for any signs of intoxication. Make sure you maintain your lane of traffic, travel with the flow of traffic, and obey all traffic control devices.
If you are arrested for drunk driving this holiday season, make sure you protect your rights by remaining silent. If you are facing drunk driving charges, please contact the experienced Knoxville DUI defense lawyers at Baker Associates. Please call us at (866) 853-2888 to discuss your case at absolutely no cost.