Posted: August 29, 2017
Labor Day weekend doesn't have quite the same reputation for barbecuing and drinking as Memorial Day or the Fourth of July. But any time Americans get a three-day weekend, there's likely going to be an increase in alcohol consumed and a corresponding increase in drunk drivers.
You can plan ahead and enjoy your Labor Day weekend without risking your life or the lives of others. Our Newark DUI lawyers have some tips to help you avoid the humiliation of a DUI arrest and help keep everyone safer on the roadways over the holiday.
When it comes to avoiding a DUI over Labor Day, the solution is really quite simple: don't drink and drive.
Err on the side of caution and remember: buzzed driving is drunk driving. Many people drink enough alcohol to go well over the legal limit of blood-alcohol content without ever “feeling” drunk. But police officers don't care about how you feel when they pull you over. With your reaction times slowed, you are putting yourself and others at risk when you get behind the wheel after drinking.
If you've been drinking and you have any question about your sobriety – any question whatsoever – find other means of transportation:
- Take a cab
- Call a Lyft or Uber
- Ask a friend for a ride
- Take the bus
- Don’t get behind the wheel after drinking!
If you need an experienced DUI lawyer in or around Newark, New Jersey, please call Shapiro & Sternlieb, LLC today at 732-851-1478.