Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Drinking, driving and Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for what we have. It is also the busiest drinking holiday of the year. The night before Thanksgiving is by far the heaviest drinking night of all. Most people have the following day off, so they drink. The problem is that many people drink after work and then drive home. Guess what, the police also know that it is the greatest opportunity to arrest drunk drivers. They will be out in force pulling weaving cars over and having occupants perform sobriety tests. Good advice for those that are pulled over for suspected drunk driving is not to admit that you have been drinking. Resisting the temptation to answer a police officer's question is harder than you think. The common answer is "I only had a couple of beers Officer." This admission makes the officer's job in determining probable cause to arrest you very easy. Be polite, but do not admit to consuming alcohol. Without your admission the officer may not have enough to arrest you on suspected drunk driving. We will discuss more tips to avoid drunk driving arrest in future articles. Happy Thanksgiving. Check out our web site at By Raymond A. Cassar, Attorney at Law

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