Over the Thanksgiving weekend, eight motorists were arrested on suspicion of DUI in Lake Forest, despite warnings from the Orange County Sheriff's Department that drunk driving enforcement would be stepped up this year.
From Wednesday night at 5 p.m. through Sunday at midnight, the sheriff's department had patrols roaming the streets to look for intoxicated drivers. The results? Three more arrests than last year. A small increase, but an increase nonetheless.
Deputies say they will continue to be vigilant in their efforts to catch drunk drivers, and there will be an increase in the amount of patrols in the coming weeks.
What does this mean for you? As the holiday season continues, it is important to take the appropriate steps to ensure you do not find yourself in a position to be arrested for DUI. It's easy to have one too many drinks at a holiday party or after a long day of shopping. If you plan on drinking, make sure to arrange for a ride home, choose a designated driver, make plans to spend the night, or keep a taxi cab company's number on hand. Don't allow yourself to become another statistic.
If you have been arrested on DUI charges this holiday season, please don't hesitate to visit www.duiqueen.com to arrange a free consultation. As an experienced Orange County DUI attorney, I have represented countless clients throughout the area, and can provide you with the aggressive defense you need at this time!