For the first time in five years, Cinco de Mayo falls on a weekend. This means that police officers are going to be out on patrol looking to pull over anyone that might have been celebrating with too many margaritas or tequila shots. Law enforcement, including highly trained DUI enforcement officers on the DeKalb Co. Star Team, know that Cinco de Mayo is a day for many to indulge in alcoholic drinks.
Officers usually see a rise in DUI arrests on Cinco de Mayo and that combined with it being on a Saturday night this year is a red flag for DUI enforcement. So if you are driving this weekend, expect police to be out full force. This may include roadblocks and random sobriety checkpoints and a higher that average number of patrol vehicles out, especially after dark.
If you do get stopped this weekend or anytime at a roadblock and are charged with a DUI, make sure you call an experienced DUI lawyer right away. Our attorneys can advise you what to do next. We can help you determine if the sobriety checkpoint was set-up according to legal protocol and if not, we can help you get your charges dropped.