St. Patricks Day has become a holiday known for celebration by way of alcohol consumption (often, in excessive amounts). As a result, DUI Checkpoints can be expected throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania over this holiday weekend. Specifically, a recent report has announced DUI checkpoints and roving patrols for Adams County and York County between Thursday, March 13th and Monday, March 17th (St. Patty's Day).
A Proactive Defense: Plan Ahead
The best defense to Driving Under the Influence is to avoid getting behind the wheel in the first place.
This can be easier said than done once a person has imbibed a few of their favorite alcoholic beverages. After consuming alcohol, our judgement becomes impaired and it is easy to make decisions that we normally wouldn't make in a clear and sober moment.
Therefore, don't wait until the party has already started to decide how you are going to make it home safely. Instead, Plan Ahead. Before you go out, consider doing one or more of the following:
- Designate a sober drive.
- Identify a friend or family member who is staying home and will be available if you need a ride. Make a plan.
Program the number for a cab or car service into your cell phone contacts.
Plan B: An Experienced DUI Defense
In life, things do not always go as planned. People don't plan on getting charged with drunk or drugged driving. Sometimes, it just happens.
When life happens and it results in Driving Under The Influence charges, you need a professional and experienced PA DUI Defense Lawyer.
If you or someone you care about has been arrested, contact a Harrisburg DUI Defense Attorney with experience helping people throughout Central PA.