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DUI’s and New Year’s Eve

Posted on in DUI Defense

Illinois DUI lawyerWe are approaching the end of the year, and 2018 is in plain sight. Many of us have already planned our New Year’s Resolutions for the upcoming year, and we want to keep them for as long as possible. Unfortunately, on New Year’s Eve, too many people decide to drink excessively and then go behind the wheel to attempt to go home. New Year’s Eve is a day when many DUI’s occur, and those who have been charged with a DUI may have to spend the beginning of the New Year behind bars.

How Can New Year’s Eve Celebrations Affect the Number of DUI Cases?

Every year on New Year’s Eve, law enforcement officers keep a much closer eye on the roads due to the number of parties that involve alcohol that occurs during this time. Another major concern includes the mixture of drugs and alcohol at parties, and those who use this concoction try to drive home; far too many cases involve DUI-related deaths from this “experiment.” Two years ago, there were three times as many DUI-related deaths that included the mixture of alcohol and drugs than there were if the alcohol and drugs were kept separate.

Illinois’ Solution to Drunk Driving

In the state of Illinois, if a person is convicted of driving under the influence, then he or she is required to install breath-monitoring gadgets in the vehicle to keep a close eye on how much alcohol he or she may have consumed. The device keeps engines from starting until the driver blows into the alcohol detector to ensure that he or she is sober and can avoid causing a disturbance on the roads.

The device is called a Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device, and over 10,000 devices have been installed in vehicles owned by those who have previously been convicted of a DUI.

Call a DuPage County DUI Defense Lawyer

Being charged with driving under the influence is serious, and could come with negative life changes, such as loss of employment opportunities, loss of driver’s license, and loss of a vehicle. If you have been charged with a DUI, McMahon Law Offices is ready to assist you with your case. Our experienced Oakbrook Terrace DUI defense attorneys have over 24 years of experience in representing DuPage County clients in DUI defense matters. For a free consultation, please call 630-953-4400 to discuss your case. We are also available in the evening and on weekends.






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