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Thanksgiving Tips for Staying Safe

November 15th, 2017 by Brent de la Paz

The holidays are a time for joy, celebration, and coming together. However, as festivities commence and people travel from place to place, the threat of a DWI arrest increases. Thanksgiving often presents more danger than most are aware of. It has recently become a target for DWI arrests.

How to Stay Safe During the Thanksgiving Holiday

The best way to avoid a DWI arrest is simple—don’t drink and drive. Here are various ways to avoid getting behind the wheel when you’re not sober:

  • Designate a Driver
    If you know you won’t be capable of operating a motor vehicle by the time you leave, try to designate a driver. Your family or friends will be more than happy to drive you knowing they can keep everyone safe on the roads.
  • Use Uber, Lyft, or Public Transportation
    If you can’t find a friend to be your designated driver, you can always call one wherever you are. By using Uber or Lyft, you are ensuring that you and others on the road all get home safely at the hands of a sober driver. If those ride-share services are not available near you, you can always use public transportation. Bus stops often run late and are easily accessible.
  • Stay the Night
    Another way to avoid a drunk driving incident is to spend the night wherever you are. More than likely, your friends and family won’t want you on the roads and will allow you to stay the night so you can get home safely in the morning.

Knowing Where to Turn

Although you may think you are capable of driving, accidents and mistakes do happen and are often made, even without alcohol—don’t take the chance. Should you find yourself facing a DWI or a related drunk driving charge, contact me immediately. I will aggressively build your defense and fight for your case.

It is my hope that you all have a happy holiday with your loved ones and use these tips to avoid drunk driving. Stay safe and have a Happy Thanksgiving!