Drunk driving arrests over Labor Day weekend
The Law Offices of Gary E. Gerson would like to wish everyone in and around Pittsburgh and throughout the tri-state region a wonderful Labor Day weekend. As you gear up to take a trip for the holiday, it’s important to remember to be responsible if you choose to imbibe over the holiday weekend. No one wants a drunk driving arrest in Pittsburgh to ruin the end of their summer, but if you are pulled over we recommend contacting Attorney Gary Gerson for a free consultation.
Last year alone, there were at least 488 drunk driving accidents just in Allegheny County. In those accident, at least nineteen people were killed. Some of those victims were intoxicated and some were just innocent bystanders who never saw it coming. As you probably already know, people tend to drink and drive more around the holidays. This is especially true of summertime holidays such as Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Fourth of July.
In fact, Labor Day weekend is known as one of the dangerous times of year to be on the road all over the country. We always suggest playing it safe. When it comes to Labor Day, throw the BAC levels out the window. If you’re going to drink, no matter what, don’t drive. This year, designate a driver, or take advantage of new taxi services around Pittsburgh such as Uber and Lyft. If you’re far from an area where taxi services are provided, then plan to camp out or have someone pick you up who you trust won’t be drunk driving. Pennsylvania State Police and officers from local municipalities are specially trained to spot drunk driving culprits and they will be particularly meticulous around this Labor Day weekend.
Remember, if you plan on drinking, then don’t plan on driving. But if you do get pulled over and arrested for drunk driving, call Pittsburgh DUI lawyer Gary Gerson for a free consultation to talk about your mistake, or why you think you have been falsely accused of driving under the influence. Call today at 412-219-6875.