Labor Day weekend is one of the most popular holidays for celebration and drinking. However, it is also a popular holiday for OVI/DUIs.
Just like any other popular holiday in the United States, such as Independence Day and Thanksgiving, Labor Day weekend correlates with a substantial increase in drinking and driving, typically resulting in accidents, injuries, and deaths throughout the nation. That is why law enforcement has increased their numbers on patrol and established more OVI checkpoints over the weekend to deter drunk driving.
If you were arrested and charged with an OVI in West Chester, OH, our skilled and reliable DUI attorneys at The Meadows Law Firm is ready to protect your rights, reputation, and freedom. With more than 45 years of combined experience, we can conduct a thorough investigation into your arrest, collect evidence, and determine if the arresting officer failed to follow proper protocol to either get your charges reduced or your case dismissed entirely.
The next time you decide to drink during the holidays, please use the following tips to avoid getting arrested for an OVI during those long weekends:
- Plan to stay the night instead of running the risk of driving home drunk
- Designate a sober driver for the night
- Call a cab or a ride-sharing service, such as Uber or Lyft
- Host a party at your place, but ride situations or sleeping areas prepared for your guests