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Georgia police plan Super Bowl drunk-driving blitz

| Jan 29, 2015 | DUI |

Super Bowl Sunday (and the early morning hours on the following Monday) has become a popular time for Georgia police to crack down on drunk driving. So if you are planning to have a few drinks while watching the game at a party, bar or restaurant, the best way to avoid a DUI is to plan a sober ride home in advance.

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety recently issued a press release stating that those who are caught with a blood alcohol level of .08 or more will be arrested and put in jail since Georgia is a zero tolerance state.

One way fans can find a sober ride home is by downloading the Drive Sober, Georgia app, which is available for Apple and Android smartphones. The app contains lists of sober ride programs (both paid and free) by area, which makes finding a sober ride home a cinch.

Additionally, the GOHS suggests the following game plan for staying safe and out of jail on Super Bowl Sunday:

  1. Arrange a sober ride home before the football festivities begin.
  2. Get a ride to wherever you are going so that you aren’t tempted to drive home.
  3. Pace yourself while drinking, and make sure to eat and drink non-alcoholic beverages.
  4. Stop driving during the third quarter of the game, when stadiums stop selling alcohol.
  5. Make sure that your ride home is actually sober and not just less drunk than you.
  6. Remember that walking or biking while impaired can also be dangerous and lead to criminal charges.

Georgia residents who do find themselves in trouble with the law on Super Bowl Sunday should talk to an experienced defense attorney right away. An aggressive defense in a DUI case can save your driver’s license, your hard-earned money and even your career.