Celebrating the New Year is an enjoyable tradition, but the amount of alcohol served at New Year's Eve parties all over the United States can be somewhat concerning. Millions of Americans drink at New Year's Eve parties and then drive home intoxicated. The Plano police department is trying to put a stop these DUI offenses and is gearing up to search for offenders on New Year's Eve.
A Plano Police Department spokesman says that after midnight on New Year's Eve approximately 70% of all drivers on the road have been drinking. Not all of them are driving with a BAC above the legal limit, but everyone on the roadway is at risk when intoxicated drivers do come along.
The Plano Police Department claims that they made five arrests in the 2011-2012 New Year's Eve celebrations and made another five arrests last year. The Plano no-refusal blood-draw policy may be helping to encourage individuals not to drink and drive in Plano. The Plano Police claim that the no-refusal policy has helped to reduce the number of alcohol-related accidents.
Last year, the department also debuted a "Choose Your Ride" car which looks like a taxi-cab on the back end and a police car on the front end. The car is displayed in bar districts to show a vivid example of what can happen if drunk individuals try to drive themselves home. If you are arrested for a New Year's Eve DUI this year, then you are going to want a skilled Plano criminal defense attorney on your side to help you with your case.
Don't hesitate to contact the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC if you have been arrested and want to fight your charges in court. With the right attorney there to help you, you can be sure that you are getting the assistance that you need in your case right away!