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Expect Superbowl DUI Patrols

Expect Superbowl DUI Patrols

There are a few times a year when I know that area law enforcement will be out in full-force, taking a “zero tolerance” approach to suspected DUI drivers.

This year’s Superbowl Sunday is no different. No matter what the final result of the game is (currently odds are Patriots -4 ½), you can rest assured that the Highway Patrol, Town of Lexington, Sheriff’s Department, and City of Columbia are going to be looking for driver’s tonight showing signs of possible impairment.

So what are they looking for?

  • Not using a turn signal
  • Failing to “go” at a stop-sign or traffic light
  • Driving too slowly
  • Running a stop-sign or red-light
  • Failing to turn on or dim headlights
  • Weaving (you just barely need to touch a line)
  • Anything else they can stop you for

DUI task-force and ambitious officers will try to sort out whether or not they are going to be making a DUI arrest after just a few seconds of contact with the driver.

The most common way to help them decide to arrest you is to answer anything but “no” when they ask “how much have you had to drink tonight?” Area police have also been trained on how to make arrests for prescription drug use (so they can arrest you for DUI for following your doctor’s advice).

If you are charged with DUI tonight we can help you. First step is to contact our office at (888) 301-3532. We have free information we can send you by e-mail, or we can schedule a free consultation. If you’re license was suspended by the officer (for refusing a breath\drug test or blowing 0.15 or more), we can also help you file the paperwork to get a legal license to drive, usually the same day.


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