Super Bowl Sunday is almost here. On February 2, 2020, the
Kansas City Chiefs will be competing against the San Francisco Forty-Niners in
Super Bowl LIV at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Alongside
holidays such as New Year’s Eve, Independence Day, and St. Patrick’s Day, Super
Bowl Sunday has one of the highest rates of DUI arrests across the United
Super Bowl Sundays
and DUI Arrests
The Automobile Club
of Southern California conducted a 9-year-long study analyzing drunken
driving-related crashes resulting in injuries on Super Bowl Sundays as compared
to other Sundays. Their research showed that these DUI crashes involving injury
were 41% more likely to occur on Super Bowl Sunday than on any other Sundays in
January or February. Additionally, the study showed that New Year’s Eve was the
only night of the year with a higher rate, with a 44% increase.
from Alcohol Monitoring Systems (AMS) – which analyzes the drinking
behavior of approximately 530,000 repeat DUI offenders, found that drinking
violations by repeat drunk drivers increased an average of 22% nationwide on
Super Bowl Sunday, compared to the average Sunday.
Tips for Super Bowl
Have a plan. Arrange for a designated driver or a ride share
service (Uber, Lyft, Via,
etc.) if you intend on drinking and traveling on the roadways. Consider
sleeping over at a friend’s house if you are watching the game there.
Be aware. Law enforcement will be out in numbers. Police
will be actively looking for bad driving in order to facilitate a DUI
investigation. As an additional precaution, you should expect potential DUI Roadblocks
in certain areas.
If you are stopped and investigated for DUI, you need to
know what to
you or someone you know has been arrested for driving under the influence, contact
the law firm of W. Scott Smith at 404.581.0999 today for a free case evaluation. You’ll find a local Atlanta DUI
attorney ready to aggressively fight on your behalf. You can also find out more
detailed information about Atlanta laws here.