Little Rock, AR- Americans like their holidays and one of the biggest and most widely celebrated is just a few days away. We like to celebrate our Independence Day with enthusiasm. That includes celebrating with fireworks and lots of alcohol. AAA estimates that over the holiday weekend, over 41 million Americans will hit the road and a surprising number of them will be intoxicated.
Last year, over the Fourth of July holiday, 19 Arkansans were killed in drunken driving accidents. That is why Arkansas law enforcement will be out in droves this weekend, trying to keep drunks off the road. They want to keep you and your loved ones safe.
The Arkansas State Police Director announced they would be conducting “The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” initiative over the long holiday weekend. This means there will be more officers on the road stopping motorists. The DWI crackdown begins Wednesday, July 2, and continues through Sunday, July 5.
“For everyone’s sake, don’t drink and drive. The ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign means zero tolerance for drunk driving – no excuses,” said Governor’s Highway Safety Representative Colonel Bill Bryant, MyArkLaMiss.com reported.
Arkansas law enforcement urges people who see drunken drivers to call 911 and report the driver. This simple act could save someone from injury or save their life. If you are going to drink, just don’t driver; call a cab, call a friend or crash on a couch. Otherwise you could wind up spending the night in jail and being locked up is not an ideal way to spend your Independence Day.
A DWI conviction in Arkansas carries a jail sentence of at least one day in jail up to one year. You’ll also face fines close to $1,000. You will lose your license for at least 6 months and will be required to install an ignition interlock device in your car. On top of those consequences, a DWI conviction will impact a person’s job, their personal life and their finances and leave them with a mark of their record.
If you are a facing a DWI charge in Arkansas do the smart thing and contact a DWI attorney near you immediately. They will inform of your rights and being working on your defense so you have a greater chance of avoiding a DWI conviction. The DWI attorneys at USAttorneys know how to craft an effective defense and will be dedicated to your case from the beginning stages to the very end.
Everyone makes mistakes and drunken driving is one that about 1.5 million Americans make every year. This mistake will make your life difficult, but you negate some of the more dire consequences by retaining an Arkansas attorney who specializes in DWI cases. They will work tirelessly to help you avoid conviction. And if that is not possible, they will use their skills and experience to minimize the consequences associated with a DWI conviction.