Anne Arundel County Increasing DUI Enforcement on Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo, a holiday which celebrates Mexican heritage and commemorates the Mexican army’s victory during Battle of the Puebla, has become a day not only celebrated in Mexico but in the United States as well. Cinco de Mayo has also become one of a handful of holidays throughout the year that has become synonymous with drinking as partygoers around the country, regardless of heritage, get together with friends and family to have fun and likely a few drinks. As such, drunk driving is especially a problem on this holiday as some may choose to act carelessly and get behind the wheel after drinking.
In order to prevent dangerous DUI (driving under the influence) accidents, the Anne Arundel County Police Department is stepping up DUI enforcement on Saturday, May 5. The Odenton-Severn Patch reports that County police will be coordinating efforts with various law enforcement agencies and will be assigning officers to DUI enforcement throughout the county. In addition, officers will be targeting roads previously identified as having high rates of drunk driving-related accidents and arrests.
The County police department states the DUI saturation patrols in MD have consistently remained an effective strategy for removing impaired drivers from the road, but they are only part of an overall strategy of enforcement, prevention, and education to reduce DUI-related accidents, injuries, and deaths.
All drivers are encouraged to celebrate responsibly on May 5 and throughout the rest of the year, and with the help of both motorists and police, DUI accidents may be prevented. However, increased DUI enforcement during holidays may also mean innocent motorists are the target of overzealous law enforcement. If you have been arrested for drunk driving in the state, the Maryland drunk driving defense lawyers at the law firm of Alpert Schreyer, LLC can help defend you against harsh punishments. To discuss your case with us, please call (866) 952-1500 at any time of the day or night.