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How to Avoid a DWI on the 4th of July & Other Holidays


From Memorial Day to Labor Day, summer holidays are a time for celebration, but they can also be a time of increased risk of DWI charges. With the 4th of July coming up, it's important to take steps to avoid a DWI charge and stay safe on the road.

Plan Ahead

Before you start drinking, make sure you have a plan for getting home safely. Arrange for a designated driver, use a ride-sharing service, or plan to stay overnight where you are.

Pace Yourself

Drinking too much too quickly can impair your judgment and increase your risk of a DWI charge. Pace yourself by having a glass of water between alcoholic drinks, and avoid drinking on an empty stomach.

Avoid Driving at Peak Times

The 4th of July is a popular time for people to travel, so try to avoid driving during peak times when the roads are busiest. If you can, plan to leave early in the morning or late at night when there are fewer cars on the road.

Be Aware of Your Surroundings

If you're driving on the 4th of July, be aware of your surroundings and drive defensively. Watch out for other drivers who may be impaired, and avoid distractions like texting or using your phone while driving.

Know Your Limits

If you feel like you've had too much to drink, don't get behind the wheel. Even if you're not legally intoxicated, you can still be charged with a DWI if you're impaired. It's always better to err on the side of caution and find a safe way to get home.

By following these tips, you can enjoy the 4th of July and other holidays without risking a DWI charge. Remember, even one drink can impair your judgment and increase your risk of a DWI.

If you do find yourself facing a DWI charge, contact The Law Offices of Jed Silverman for experienced and aggressive representation.

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