With the holiday season upon us, the police are working to remind drivers that they cannot drive while under the influence of anything — alcohol, prescription drugs, illegal drugs, etc. Doing so can result in a DUI arrest with strict ramifications.
To do this, the Valdosta Police Department has decided to join the awareness campaign that has been dubbed “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” While that law is always in place, of course, the campaign works to bring greater awareness and remind people during a time of year when drunk driving incidents tend to see an increase.
What does the campaign mean for drivers?
The campaign already started back on December 16th. It will not end until January 1, as New Year’s Eve is one of the major drunk driving days of the year.
While this campaign is going on, impaired driving will be dealt with using a zero-tolerance policy. The VPD has noted that anyone who is driving with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) that is over the legal limit of 0.08% will not get a warning. They’ll simply arrest everyone on the spot and let them potentially spend the holidays behind bars.
What can you do if you’re charged with drunk driving?
If you do get arrested on a suspicion of impaired driving during this campaign, please note that an arrest is by no means proof of your guilt. This is especially true if the police are more actively trying to make arrests. They could certainly make mistakes, and it’s important for you to understand your legal rights and defense options.