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Labor Day 2016 DUI in Orange County

On the first Monday in September, Americans everywhere pay tribute to all of the contributions of our great nation’s workforce. We call this “Labor Day” and in 1894, it officially became a federal holiday.

Labor Day symbolizes more than just being a hard worker, it symbolizes the end of summer, it means the children are back in school, and for many Americans, it’s another excuse to celebrate with backyard barbeques, parades, and parties where plenty of alcohol will be served.

Labor Day DUI Campaign in Orange County

Each year, certain holidays mean that there will be an increase in drunk driving; that’s natural considering the fact that certain holidays mean the alcohol will be flowing freely, such as Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s.

Before the local police departments and the California Highway Patrol gear up for the flood of DUI arrests over the holidays, they prepare for one more final surge of DUIs over Labor Day weekend. This year, the three-day weekend starts on Friday, September 2 and runs through Monday, September 5.

Over the Labor Day period, motorists should be aware of extra DUI Saturation Patrols that will be deployed throughout Orange County.

During this three-day period, generally starting late Friday evening and running through midnight on Monday, all of the traffic and patrol officers will be focusing their efforts on arresting drunk and drugged drivers during their regularly scheduled shifts.

However, drivers can expect there to be DUI checkpoints, a multi-agency DUI Task Force, and local roving DUI patrols to be on the lookout for DUI drivers region wide during their Labor Day campaign.

Don’t get a DUI this Labor Day!

If you’re like a lot of Americans, you’re looking forward to this three-day holiday weekend, we know we are! As you make your plans to pick up your favorite alcoholic beverages at BevMo!, Total Wine & More, Trader Joes, or Costco, don’t forget to plan for a sober ride home if you’ll be out and about.

If you put as much planning into a sober driver as you do a weekend of fun, you’ll be able to avoid a DUI this Labor Day weekend. If you plan on drinking, either arrange for a designated driver, or use a cab, Uber or Lyft. The rates may be high because of the holiday weekend, but it’s a whole lot cheaper than having to pay for a DUI!

If you are arrested for DUI in Orange County over Labor Day weekend, contact our office to speak with one of OC’s top DUI defense firms for FREE!