Who doesn’t love a three-day weekend? Memorial Day is coming up, and with it, BBQs, parties and drinking. This weekend is often considered the beginning of summer. Many Americans spend Memorial Day partying; however, the day is meant to honor fallen soldiers. The unfortunate side truth about Memorial Day is that when many people drink a lot, many end up driving under the influence. DUIs go up on this holiday every year, leading to tragedy in their wake for victims and drivers alike. You are four times as likely to die in a traffic accident over the Memorial Day weekend as over a regular weekend.
Here are some statistics regarding drinking and driving on Memorial Day in the US.
You don’t want to be a statistic. On Memorial Day, make sure you stay safe by either staying at home, overnight at a friend’s house or hotel, or use a designated sober driver when you go out. Don’t allow family members or friends to drive under the influence, and perhaps, simply drink a little less.
If you end up being charged with a DUI around Memorial Day, or any time, you’ll need a knowledgeable attorney who will aggressively fight the conviction and make sure you get the best outcome for your case. Darren Weiss, Esq. can help you understand your options and walk you through the process. If you must deal with a DUI, contact him at (702) 829-7222 or email as soon as possible.