Labor Day Weekend is a federal holiday that celebrates the contribution of workers across the nation and heralds the unofficial end of the summer season. As with any American celebration that warrants a three-day weekend, it’s also an excellent excuse to party and drink. When people play it safe, Labor Day Weekend can be a fun break from the demands of the regular workweek. However, when partiers start drinking irresponsibly, they may take risky chances that jeopardize the lives of others.
On Labor Day Weekend 2017, New York State Police made nearly 200 DWI arrests and issued over 21,900 tickets to unsafe, intoxicated drivers. This year, various law enforcement groups are working together and planning preventative measures to protect Labor Day travelers. Their efforts are part of the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, which is intended to combat reckless driving caused by drugs and alcohol.
According to New York law enforcement, these last few weeks of summer are the most dangerous for drivers nationwide due to the increased number of holiday travelers. The consequential increase in traffic collisions often leads to significant injuries and tragic fatalities. This year, New York State Police are stepping up their efforts to stop impaired drivers before accidents can occur. In a press release, State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II stated, “We have zero tolerance for reckless individuals who choose to drive while impaired.”
If you’re driving this Labor Day Weekend, be aware of the following “zero tolerance” procedures:
- Troopers are driving both Concealed Identity Traffic Enforcement (CITE) vehicles and marked State Police vehicles
- There is an increase in the number of Troopers surveying major highways
- Numerous sobriety checkpoints have been set up to check drivers for signs of intoxication and impairment
- Troopers are making it a priority to pull over distracted drivers and drivers violating the Move Over Law
DEFEND YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS
Labor Day Weekend is an incredibly stressful holiday for law enforcement officials. They are tasked with the arduous mission of protecting lives, preventing accidents, and hindering as many unsafe and impaired drivers as possible. As a result, they have been known to over-charge and wrongfully accuse people in the course of their duties.
If you’re facing DWI charges, you’re going to need a skilled attorney to represent your case. If you are tried and convicted for driving under the influence, you may face severe penalties, including jail time and expensive fines. At King Law, our Rochester DWI lawyer has an impressive track record of getting our clients’ charges reduced or dismissed entirely. When your future is on the line, place your faith in King Law.
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