California drivers are cautioned about the risks of drinking and driving this St. Patrick’s Day. While drinking green beer is a tradition for many on this holiday, it could lead to a California DUI arrest.
According to statistics by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, on St. Patrick’s Day 2008, 37 percent of the drivers and motorcyclists involved in fatal crashes had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or above.
In an effort to prevent such fatalities, police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints in cities across California on St. Patrick’s Day as well as the following weekend.
If you plan on going out and drinking on St. Patrick’s Day, there are several tips on avoiding a DUI such as:
• Designate a driver
• Plan on calling a cab
• Call a friend or family member
Drivers are also encouraged to visit the OC DUI Checkpoint website to find out about sobriety checkpoints scheduled for Orange County.
If you find yourself arrested at a sobriety checkpoint, contact your local California DUI Defense Attorney to find out more information on what you could be facing as a DUI offender.