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Over long holiday weekend drunk drivers should beware

As the holiday weekend approaches many are likely thinking about how they will spend the extra day off. Social gatherings are a popular way to spend long holiday weekends. If alcohol will be a part of the events attended people should also be thinking about how they will get from one place to another safely.

In the state of Virginia authorities are gearing up for the Click It or Ticket campaign. Running May 22 through May 25, in addition to being on the lookout for vehicle occupants who are not properly restrained, law enforcement will also be looking for drivers who are acting recklessly or as though they are intoxicated.

Since all of the Virginia State Police troopers who are available will be on patrol throughout the campaign, it is possible that there will be an uptick in the number of drunk driving arrests. Last year, in the course of the Memorial Day holiday weekend, 115 drivers who were deemed to be drunk were arrested.

It is possible that those who are arrested in the course of the weekend will be facing the criminal justice system for the first time. As a result they may be unsure of the best course of action. Whether it is their first drunk driving arrest or one of several, it is important that they work with someone who has a thorough understanding of the criminal justice system. A criminal defense lawyer is the logical best person to contact. He or she can help to craft an approach based upon the specifics surrounding the arrest.

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