Labor Day weekend is one of the biggest weekends for DUI enforcement. Police believe that the holiday weekend leads to an increase in citizens choosing to drink before they get behind a wheel. Most cities respond by putting out extra officers to patrol for DUI during the weekend. The police in Imperial County, CA are noticing a different trend. California Highway Patrol in the El Centro area are reporting that DUI arrests decreased by 50% since last year. This is big news because it shows that drivers are taking more care when they decide to drink. If you are facing charges for DUI in El Centro, call an attorney right away.
Another interesting fact from this past Labor Day weekend in this area is that there were zero fatal traffic accidents and only 2 crashes altogether. Alcohol or drug intoxication is often linked with fatal car accidents and most cities see an increase in these types of accidents during holiday weekends. Very serious accidents that lead to fatalities can lead to felony DUI charges. These statistics prove that the reduction in DUI arrests was not due to the fact that there were less police officers patrolling this year than in the past. A reduction in total accidents shows that drivers are being safer.
Eventually, police would like to see a weekend where no accidents occur, but the fact that no lives were lost on a big DUI weekend gives everyone some hope. If you have been arrested for DUI and are serious about fighting the charges, contact the lawyers at Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP. We are dedicated to building strong defenses for clients. Regardless of how you were stopped or the circumstances surrounding your arrest, an experienced DUI lawyer in Imperial County can help you. Call us now for a free consultation.