May 5 is just around the corner and that means that many revelers will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo. However, like other holidays associated with drinking, local law enforcement agencies and the Washington State Patrol will also be getting ready to nab suspected drunk drivers.
Law enforcement agencies in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties along with the Washington State Patrol will have extra DUI patrols out this weekend starting May 2 and ending May 5, reports the Kent Reporter. In certain areas like the University District, you can bet there will be plenty of partying featuring margaritas and Coronas. Law enforcement personnel know this as well and will be on the lookout for the signs of drunk driving.
Ironically, Cinco de Mayo is not that big of a holiday in Mexico. Instead, beer distributors and advertisers have made it an unofficial holiday here in the U.S. and another excuse to drink. Police say that they expect the roads to be most dangerous on Friday and Saturday nights this weekend. Authorities expect such a heavy load of DUI arrests that they have already set up several Mobile Impaired Driving Unit (MIDU) that will allow officers to transfer the custody of their arrestees to the MIDU so that the arresting officers can get back on the road and patrol for drunk drivers.
Contact a Seattle DUI Attorney
In their zeal to catch drunk drivers, law enforcement may inappropriately charge you with a DUI. You should know that a DUI conviction carries serious penalties. As a result, it is important that you work with a Seattle DUI attorney to discuss the facts of your case and to work on a defense. To learn more how an experienced DUI defense attorney at Wolff Criminal Defense can help you, contact us at 425-284-2000.
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