For many Americans, Labor Day weekend is a fun time to relax with family and friends. Since more Americans are off work and traveling during holiday weekends, the unfortunate side effect is that an increase in drunk driving occurs. To combat this, law enforcement will typically up their presence and make more arrests for DUI than other times of the year.
Last year, Stockton police arrested 37 people for DUI over Labor Day weekend. The numbers are estimated to be much higher within the city as California Highway Patrol has reported this year's efforts have resulted in 1,226 DUI arrests being made. Roving patrols and sobriety checkpoints were put in use in various cities, forcing the stoppage of motorists to identify and arrest not only impaired drivers but distracted drivers and speeding vehicles.
The effort is being made by law enforcement to reduce the yearly number of fatal accidents caused by intoxicated drivers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Labor Day has been named the second most dangerous holiday of the year to travel, with at least 450 deaths each year since 1995.
If you have been arrested for DUI in over Labor Day 2015, contact a Stockton DUI attorney from Scott Mitchell Law Incorporated as soon as possible. Attorney Scott Mitchell has handled more than 4,000 cases and can help protect you against a criminal conviction.
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