Avoiding a DUI During the Super Bowl

The upcoming weekend is one of the most exciting times in any sports fan's year—Super Bowl Sunday. Whether you are rooting for the Seattle Seahawks or the New England Patriots, the Super Bowl is a great time to get together with friends, snack, and drink a couple of beers. With so many people out celebrating, you may find additional police patrols and DUI checkpoints set up for this event. Whether your team wins or loses, don't allow this year's game to be sullied by an unexpected DUI arrest.

Tips to Avoid a DUI Arrest

According to the National Highway Safety Administration, the number of traffic fatalities due to drunk drivers increases 12% during Super Bowl weekend. This information means that police will be taking drunk driving during this time very seriously. Be sure that you enjoy the day and get home safe and sound by following some tips to prevent a DUI arrest Super Bowl weekend.

Avoid a Super Bowl weekend DUI arrest by:

  • Drinking in moderation
  • Choosing drinks with lower alcohol content
  • Alternate with water or other non-alcoholic beverages
  • Eating food while drinking
  • Stop consuming alcohol by halftime
  • Utilizing a designated driver
  • Staying later to sober up
  • Contacting a cab or rideshare company

As one of the most popular drinking days of the year, many drivers may not think that having a couple of beverages during the game and driving home may be that big of a deal. With increased law enforcement patrols, even a small distance can be enough to find a driver facing serious criminal charges.

While it is important to plan ahead to avoid the consequences of a life-changing DUI, sometimes you can get swept up in the fun. Keep the contact information of Garretson & Toth, LLC on hand, and utilize our legal services if you find yourself arrested for DUI after a Super Bowl party.