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Stay Safe And Avoid A DUI On Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend is actually the most-dangerous time of year to drive. During the 2019 Memorial Day weekend, 37% of fatalities involved an alcohol-impaired driver. This 3-day weekend is notorious for all types of vehicle accidents:

  • Cars
  • Trucks
  • Campers
  • RVs
  • Motorcycles
  • Boats  


Don’t drink & drive. Due to the high accident rates around holidays, such as Memorial Day, police officers set up DUI checkpoints to make the roads a bit safer. These checkpoints are used to identify any driver who may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. 


Safety Tip:  The best way to avoid a DUI is to plan ahead. If you intend to drink, decide on a designated driver. You can also turn to a ride-share app to take you home. 


Be safe on the waterways. Drinking while operating a boat is dangerous, not to mention a crime. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, alcohol or drugs were involved in 23% of boating death incidents in 2020. For your safety and that of your passengers, avoid operating a boat while under the influence. You should also make sure to have the boating safety equipment required by the U.S. Coast Guard aboard your watercraft and follow these boating safety tips.


“Getting behind the wheel of a vehicle or a vessel under the influence is extremely dangerous, not only to the person driving but everyone else around them.”  - Chad Chronister, Hillsborough County Sheriff 


Accidents happen. This holiday weekend, if you get charged with a DUI, it is important to take action right away and contact a lawyer. When facing DUI charges, it’s important to know that these charges can be fought. Even if you failed a field sobriety or a breathalyzer test, there are ways we can have DUI charges reduced or dropped, altogether. 


Trust the experienced lawyers at The Lewis Law Group to help you evaluate your options and build a strong defense. Our passionate legal team is talented, aggressive and has great courtroom experience throughout the Treasure Coast. If you’re facing a DUI charge, reach out to us for a FREE case evaluation.