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DUI Enforcement Over Super Bowl Weekend

On Behalf of | Jan 22, 2019 | Firm News

The city of Atlanta and all surrounding areas in Georgia are gearing up to host Super Bowl LIII on February 3. Even if you cannot attend the big game, many households are preparing to host Super Bowl parties or making arrangements to attend a party at a sports bar or a friend’s house. In addition to the game itself, Super Bowl parties often focus on the food, commercials, halftime show, and having a couple of cold beers or drinks

Law enforcement officers in Georgia are fully aware of the tendency to have alcoholic beverages on Super Bowl Sunday. They know that too many people try to drive home after the game when they have had too much to drink. Police officers will be on the lookout for drunk drivers and will not hesitate to pull over anyone they suspect may be in violation of the law.

DUI Traffic Stops

In order to pull you over, police officers must have a reasonable suspicion that you violated the law in some way. This can be as simple as having a headlight out or as serious as driving the wrong way. Once you are pulled over, you can be sure the officer will be looking for signs of intoxication to get probable cause for an arrest. Probable cause can include:

  • Breathalyzer test shows a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent or above
  • Your performance on field sobriety tests indicated intoxication
  • Observations including slurred speech, stumbling, the odor of alcohol, or empty containers in the vehicle

Once arrested, it is likely you will face criminal charges of driving under the influence (DUI), and you need the help of an experienced DUI defense attorney right away.

Contact a Greensboro, Georgia DUI Defense Lawyer For Help

The E.J. Boswell Law Office hopes you have a safe and stress-free Super Bowl weekend. However, if you or a loved one gets arrested, call 706-417-8299 or contact us online today to discuss how we can help you.