More DUI arrests on the way in Florida over Labor Day weekend
In Florida more DUI arrests on the way over the next two weeks as part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over DUI task force that will be conducted through Labor Day 2014. The Orlando Sentinel reported that the Florida Highway Patrol will be on the lookout for Drunk Drivers all over Florida and are assigning all uniformed troopers even those normally assigned to just administrative duties to be on the lookout for DUI drivers.
WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR CENTRAL FLORIDA DRIVERS?
If you live in Orange, Seminole, Volusia, Lake, Osceola or Brevard county and you plan on drinking and driving you better have a plan in place to stay sober. Cops and deputies in addition to troopers will be looking to make DUI arrests and will likely be patrolling popular roadways like I4, 408 Expressway, Alafaya Trail, 192, A1A, Highway 46, 528 Beeline, 417 Greenway and other roads near college campuses, downtown Orlando, and beachside bars in an effort to pull over drunk drivers.
You know if FHP is out on the roadway then it is likely the Orlando Police Department, Winter Park police, Osceola and Volusia County deputies and other Florida police will be on the lookout. Watch out for small towns like Maitland, Sanford or Celebration, Palm Bay where police have historically arrested citizens for Driving while impaired during the holidays.
Most importantly, have a plan in place. Don’t drink and drive and if you do make sure you do so with super moderation. If you have any doubts at all call a taxi or download the UBER application which gets drivers to your location quick and fast. Remember a 100 dollar taxi ride beats a 10,000 dollar DUI arrest after attorney fees, court costs, counseling, fines and rise in insurance rates.
Look at our old blog post on how to make a plan for avoiding a DUI arrest in Orlando on labor day for helpful hints.