Today is St. Patrick’s Day and thousands of people across the beehive state have been out all weekend celebrating the beloved Irish holiday. Unfortunately for some, Utah Highway Patrol has already conducted DUI blitzes across Utah arresting some 21 plus individuals throughout Salt Lake and Utah Counties just yesterday evening. Utah Highway Patrol and the various local police forces normally step up their game during these types of holidays. The DUI blitz began Saturday evening and continued into the early morning of Sunday. The DUI arrests were not limited to these 2 counties however as several other DUI and related arrests were conducted all over the state from Ogden to St. George. Last year more than 70 individuals in Salt Lake and Provo were arrested for DUI during St. Patrick’s Day. This year, however, the number seems to be less, this could be due to the fact that St. Patty’s 2013 falls on a Sunday, with tomorrow being a work day for many, there might not be as many people staying out late partying. The video posted below by ABC Channel 4 News in Utah shares some more insight:
Salt Lake DUI Attorney
If you or someone you know was charged with a DUI or other related charge anywhere in the state over the holiday, call and speak with a Salt Lake DUI Attorney in our office now. Every holiday we see a spike in DUI arrests and we are always ready to help. It doesn’t matter the circumstances, you are entitled to have a lawyer take your defense and help ensure you are protected through the process. If you were charged with drunk driving, intoxication, minor consumption, marijuana possession, or anything else over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, you are not alone and we can help. You can reach a Utah Criminal Defense Lawyer in our office at anytime day or night so pick up the phone and give us call right away. We look forward to your call and taking your defense.