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 a great excuse to celebrate with backyard barbeques, parades, and parties where plenty of alcohol will be served.
LABOR DAY DUI CAMPAIGN IN OC
Each year, certain holidays mean there will be an increase in drunk driving. That’s natural considering the fact that traditionally, on national holidays alcohol is usually flowing freely as people relax and enjoy friends and family. Such holidays include Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s.
Before local police departments and the California Highway Patrol gear up for the flood of DUI arrests between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, they prepare for one more final surge of DUIs over Labor Day weekend. This year, the holiday weekend starts on Friday, August 31st, and runs through the early morning hours of Tuesday, September 4th.
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 Friday evening and running shortly past 12 or 1am on Tuesday, all of the traffic and patrol officers will be focusing their efforts on arresting drunk and drugged drivers during their regularly scheduled shifts.
Orange County 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 countywide during their Labor Day campaign.
There will be a lot going on in OC over Labor Day weekend. If you head to any of the following events, don’t forget to arrange for a sober ride home!
- Orange International Street Fair (Aug. 31-Sept. 2)
- Boots on the Beach, Newport Beach (Sep. 1)
- Hotel Irvine Labor Day OC Party (Sep. 1)
- Rock Out Garden Amp With Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam & AC/DC Tributes (Sep. 1)
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 drink responsibly.
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!