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Avoiding a DWI on St. Patrick's Day

On March 17th, millions of people throughout the United States will recognize St. Patrick’s Day by celebrating their Irish heritage, wearing green, eating corned beef and cabbage, attending festive parades, and consuming a large amount of alcohol. In 2017, St. Patrick’s Day occurs on a Friday, which means many people will party on Friday evening and well into the weekend.

However, this beloved day is also one of the most dangerous holidays of the year for drivers. Due to the increase in intoxicated driving, more police officers are patrolling the streets and DWI checkpoints are set up throughout the area in order to keep the roads safe.

If you plan on drinking this St. Patricks’ Day, consider the following tips to avoid getting a DWI in Arkansas:

  • Designate a driver who promises to be sober the entire night
  • Use ride-sharing services, such as Lyft or Uber
  • Use public transportation
  • Don’t drink on an empty stomach and eat plenty of food
  • Avoid areas with large celebrations
  • Host a party to avoid having to drink while intoxicated
  • If you plan on driving, obey all the traffic laws and be mindful of erratic drivers
  • Keep your phones away while operating a vehicle

Arrested for a DWI on St. Patrick’s Day?

If you were arrested and charged with a DWI on St. Patrick’s Day in Arkansas, having an experienced lawyer on your side can make a significant difference. With decades of combined legal experience, our Jonesboro DWI attorneys possess the comprehensive knowledge of state law to guide you through the legal system and develop an effective defense strategy.

Contact The Law Office of Paul Ford and request a consultation today.