Over the holidays, traffic volumes increase. This is particularly true during summer holidays. The conventional wisdom, at least according to those who enforce DWI laws, is that rates of drunk driving also increase around the holidays.
In the days preceding and following the recent July 4 holiday, DWI patrols were stepped up throughout North Carolina. A law enforcement campaign known as "Booze It & Lose It: Operation Firecracker" was kicked off on June 27.
"Booze It & Lose It: Operation Firecracker" continued through July 6. The campaign mostly featured increased law enforcement patrols targeting drunk drivers, but also included other measures.
The "Booze It & Lose It: Operation Firecracker" campaign is just one example of recent efforts to crack down on intoxicated driving in North Carolina. Even though the number of fatalities in North Carolina motor vehicle accidents involving alcohol consumption is down by approximately 36 percent in the first six months of 2014 compared to the same time period last year, the authorities are not easing up on DWI enforcement.
If you were picked up for drunk driving in the recent "Booze It & Lose It: Operation Firecracker" campaign, you are facing some very serious potential consequences. However, if there are weaknesses in the case against you, you can attack them in court. With the help of a skilled DWI defense lawyer, you may be able to defeat charges, or at least secure a more lenient sentence. Talk to a North Carolina DWI defense attorney to learn more about your options for defending against drunk driving accusations.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot, "Increased DUI patrols begin today in N.C.," Cindy Clayton, June 27, 2014