Summertime Means Increased DWI’s

With summer just around the corner DWI arrests are likely to increase. During the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign over the holiday season, New York State Police operated “30 sobriety checkpoints, 10 saturation details, 18 underage drinking and sales to minor’s details, and 41 additional dedicated local DWI patrols.” What should we expect this year for Fourth of July?

Fourth of July weekend is one of the deadliest holidays of the year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Fourth of July has ranked one of the highest on deadly traffic incidents related to alcohol and DWI arrest than any other day of the year. Labor Day which occurs a month after Fourth of July also had a high percentage of alcohol related incidents.

With July and August being the heart of summertime people should take extra precaution. Especially after New York’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign during the holidays, people should expect increased sobriety checkpoints will soon follow over the upcoming summer months including Fourth of July and Labor Day weekend.

In addition to increased DWI’s, summer opens up the opportunity for alcohol related offenses while boating. Boating while intoxicated carry with it consequences as serious as a DWI, and in some instances even more severe. Whether it is a BBQ with your friends, catching a baseball game, attending a pool party, or an afternoon out on the boat, it is necessary that people stay aware of the level of alcohol they drink before even considering stepping into a vehicle.

With summer just around the corner people should remain aware of the effects alcohol has on the body when it is combined with sunshine. Consuming alcohol and being in the sun all day can be a lethal combination and dehydration can often result. People should be very diligent in consuming as much water as they can anytime they are out in the sun, and especially when consuming alcohol.

Simply staying aware of your actions is the first step in avoiding unwanted legal consequences. Keep in mind that receiving a DWI carries with it a variety of consequences including: fines, possible jail time, loss of license, ignition interlock system, etc. To truly understand the extent of a DWI charge it will depend on your particular set of circumstances, as each DWI charge is different than the next.

If you have any questions or have received a DWI attorneys at the law firm of Nave DWI Defense Attorneys are qualified and experienced in handling all DWI cases. If you need a lawyer who can help you obtain the best possible outcome in your DWI case, contact the law firm of Nave DWI Defense Attorneys for a free consultation.

The exclusive purpose of this article is educational and it is not intended as either legal advice or a general solution to any specific legal problem. Corporate offices for Nave DWI Defense Attorneys are located at 269 W. Jefferson St.; Syracuse, New York 13202; Telephone No.: (315) 473-0899. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Attorney Advertising.

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