With Fourth of July falling on a Monday this year it allows many of us to enjoy a three-day weekend. It will be the perfect time to get together with friends and family whether at a backyard barbecue or the local fireworks show. During these events many people consume alcohol and then unfortunately get behind the wheel of their car. We ask that you plan ahead and use these tips when making your holiday plans.
- Designate a driver – Do you have friends attending the same party you’re planning to go to? If so, try to hitch a ride with them or their sober driver.
- Use Lyft or Uber – All you need to do is download the Lyft or Uber App on your smartphone and enter your credit card information. When you are ready to go home, simply request a ride and a driver will come to your exact location.
- Arrange to stay at a friend’s house – If you are at a friend’s house and can spend the night there, then it would be a good idea to sleep there until the next day when you are able to drive.
- Get a hotel room – Book a room near the venue and walk over at the end of your night.
During holidays, where there could be a higher number of inebriated drivers on the roads, the police are often paying close attention. This can make a driver more vulnerable to being stopped for routine violations such as an expired registration. So in addition to not driving while intoxicated, making sure your car registration is current could prevent an unnecessary detention from a police officer.
Rosenthal & Wadas wishes you a safe and happy July 4th holiday weekend. If you find yourself in need of an experienced Collin County criminal attorney, don’t hesitate to contact our office (972) 369-0577. Our office is available to take your call 7 days a week, around the clock.