Though not traditionally the biggest holiday in Mexico, many people across the US will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo, complete with frivolity and alcoholic beverages. Cinco de Mayor is traditionally a notorious time for drunk drivers and the police will be out and about patrolling for DUI offenders.
If you plan on celebrating Cinco de Mayo, it’s important to be careful. Even though we may not list an exact location near you, you should expect the police to be patrolling your area for drunk drivers.
Monterey and San Benito counties in California will be participating in the anti-DUI crackdown known as Avoid the 20. Extra DUI patrols will be enforced from May 2 through May 5. You should also expect the Avoid the 20 campaign to occur on Memorial Day and Independence Day Weekends.
If you’re located in Washington State, you should expect to see extra patrols in Kent, King, Snohomish and Pierce counties. These extra patrols will be taking place from May 2 until May 5.
If you do get stopped by police, it’s important to be very cooperative. Acting belligerent or angry with the officer can result in charges for resisting arrest.
If you get arrested for a DUI, note that the charges are quite serious. You could go to jail for a DUI or pay expensive fines and be required to complete community service. This is why you should hire a skilled DUI attorney to help you if you’ve been arrested. A DUI lawyer can explain your charges to you and help you avoid the unnecessary consequences of a DUI arrest.