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‘100 Deadliest Days of Summer’ means more DUI arrests in San Diego

On Behalf of | Jun 24, 2024 | DUI |

With Memorial Day weekend now behind us, we have entered what San Diego law enforcement calls the “100 Deadliest Days of Summer.” This marks a period from Memorial Day to Labor Day when there is a significant increase in road incidents involving impaired driving. This appears to be more than propaganda. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there was a 17 percent rise in drinking and driving incidents during this time of year from 2013 to 2017.

Increased DUI enforcement

For this reason, police enforcement of DUI laws intensifies on San Diego’s highways and surface streets, especially around major local gatherings. Popular events such as the San Diego Big Bay Boom on the Fourth of July and the San Diego County Fair are particularly monitored. Law enforcement officers are more vigilant during these events, looking for signs of impaired driving as attendees leave the festivities. This increased scrutiny means that the likelihood of DUI stops and subsequent arrests rises significantly during these popular events.

Understanding your rights and options

It is crucial to remember that being arrested for a DUI does not equate to a conviction. An arrest is merely the start of a legal process, and you have rights and options that can be exercised. For professionals in San Diego, especially those in nursing and related fields, understanding these options is vital for preserving their careers. Seeking advice from knowledgeable legal counsel can provide guidance on the best steps to take in dealing with a DUI charge, helping you to make informed decisions about your case and your professional future.