Law Offices of Adam M. Cain, LLC Litigation Attorney
Don't Wait. Free Initial Consultation
Call: 706-395-5480
View Our Practice Areas

Holiday weekends see increased drunk driving charges

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is more serious than a lot of other bad ideas. The high speeds and careless driving often attributed to drunk people behind the wheel can cause severe damage, serious injury or even death.

Georgia and many other states see an increase in drunk or high driving around the holidays when people have more free time and more miles to cover. Authorities across the Peach State arrested more than 300 people on drunk driving charges over the extended Thanksgiving weekend. Crashes in general investigated by the Georgia State Police over that time, numbering over 600, resulted in 242 injuries and 10 deaths on the road.

The period around Thanksgiving, one of America's busiest annual travel times, saw around 10 percent more DUI charges and 20 percent more traffic deaths than in 2017. Citations and warning for all traffic violations totaled more than 28,000 for the Georgia State Police alone during the 2018 Thanksgiving holiday.

Police often go on temporary crackdowns during holiday weekends, like family holidays and Independence Day, and may level charges of impaired driving when blood alcohol levels (BALs) or other evidence may be challenged as insufficient. A person facing drunk driving charges may wish to examine how they could be reduced or challenged in court.

People facing drunk driving charges are entitled to legal representation and should seriously consider an attorney. A lawyer can help defend against spurious charges, examine the evidence before trials and work with district attorneys and prosecutors to reduce or dismiss charges before they destroy a life.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Contact Adam M. Cain Today

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Address

Law Offices of Adam M. Cain LLC
The Bottle Works
297 Prince Avenue Suite 24
Athens, GA 30601

Phone: 706-395-5480
Fax: 706-549-4694
Athens Law Office Map

Back To Top