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Why we need to be cautious on thanksgiving to avoid a DUI

| Nov 25, 2020 | Firm News |

With everything that has happened in 2020 and the potential of restrictions being lifted, drivers need to be even more cautious when going to Thanksgiving celebrations.

With the pandemic still ongoing, many people are wanting to go out, get out and have fun. This, of course, can create a problem. With all that is going on it may be difficult to remember to keep track of your drink intake or to even worry about it. However, the officers on the road are still out looking for DUI drivers, even on thanksgiving during a pandemic.

All police use some of the various available charges to stop a vehicle, and Failure to Maintain lane is just one that typically leads to a DUI investigation. The scenario is usually you are driving see blue lights and the officer details out the reason for stopping you, or pulling you over, is that he “saw your wheels cross over the line of your lane.” This charge of Failure to Maintain Lane is found in a high percentage of the stops for DUI arrests in Georgia. The inability to remember the actual number of drinks you have is another key to an officers investigation that they absolutely make a note of for use against you later.

It doesn’t matter where you find yourself in Georgia almost all of the police force use this common charge to begin a DUI investigation. As a result of the Governor’s office of Highway Safety teaming up with various organizations, including the HEAT and TEAM division of local counties, the cops are cracking down on impaired driving.