A lot of people will be hitting the road in the next few days for family Thanksgiving celebrations, which means the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Kentucky State Police, and other law enforcement agencies will be watching the state’s roads and highways for DUIs and seatbelt violations.
Holidays tend to mean more traffic — and more people driving under the influence as they make their way home from parties and other festivities.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports that 12 people died in nine fatal crashes over the 2012 Thanksgiving holiday weekend, and seven of those deaths involved an impaired driver.
So if you’re on the roads in Ohio or Kentucky this weekend, avoid getting a DUI or OVI charge by first of all making sure to have a designated driver if you’re going to have any wine with Thanksgiving dinner, or beer while watching the Bengals beat the Chargers on Sunday.
Also make sure to wear your seatbelt to stay safe in the event of a crash either from inclement weather or impaired drivers on the road.
If you are pulled over by any of the extra patrols out this holiday weekend, call Cincinnati Criminal Attorney Bradley J. Groene at (513) 338-1890 to talk about your ticket and possible options for your defense.