If you have plans to celebrate the New Year with friends or family, keep in mind that it is important to refrain from drinking and driving. To keep this thought prevalent in the minds of Georgians, the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety released an announcement stating law enforcement agencies across the state will be actively searching for and arresting drunk and drugged drivers from December 16 through January 1.
The administration states in 2014, 8,031 drunk driver-involved crashes occurred throughout Georgia causing 5,250 injuries and 165 fatalities. This year, the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety hopes to increase the following efforts in order to maintain safe roads during the New Year's season:
- Expedited field sobriety tests
- Larger number of police officers patrolling the streets
- More checkpoint stations
Don't Drive, Grab a Sober Ride
Enjoying a couple of cocktails during New Year's Eve celebrations can be fun. However, enjoying alcoholic beverages can lead to deadly accidents and a lifetime of penalties if a person chooses to get behind the wheel.
To stay safe and help keep the roads safe, don't drink and drive. We have provided some tips below that can help you find a sober ride home:
- Download the app “Drive Sober, Georgia” on your cell phone and use it to find paid and free rides home.
- Call a sober friend or family member to drive you home.
- Contact a taxi or Uber to drive you home.
- Contact AAA's “Tow to Go” program. They can deliver you and your vehicle home safely.
Relentless Representation for Individuals Arrested for DUI
If you have been accused of driving while impaired, you need experienced representation on your side right away. At The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson, we believe every person reserves the right to protect his or her future. When you contact our firm, our Atlanta DUI defense attorneys note can all the details of your case and determine which strategies can best protect your freedom. We do not believe one lapse of judgment should damage your future.
Do not waste another minute wondering what will happen to your rights and freedom. Call our Atlanta DUI defense lawyers and let us stand on your side of the courtroom!