March 17th is the date we observe the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. What began as a religious feast day has evolved into day of celebration across the world. There is lots of fun to be had this weekend to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.  Check out these local events.  We hope you have fun celebrating and maybe even having one or two green beers, but keep in mind that a DUI arrest can really dampen the spirit.  Please enjoy the festivities while staying safe and avoid a DUI this weekend.

Tips to Avoid A DUI

Don’t let a DUI arrest ruin your holiday weekend. Follow these tips to stay safe while avoiding a DUI:

  1. Stay sober and try to enjoy the holiday without alcohol. Although this is an obvious one, it is not always easy.
  2. Designate a sober driver. If you don’t know anyone willing to be the designated driver, download the SaferRide app on your iphone or Android phone to find a safe ride near you.  For the 25th year now, Milwaukee County Transit System has teamed with Miller Lite to offer free rides on St. Patrick’s Day.  Visit MillerLiteFreeRides.com or RideMCTS.com for more information.
  3. Keep track of how much alcohol you consume and be sure to incorporate some water between alcoholic beverages. Use this handy website to calculate your estimated BAC, but remember what you’ve had to eat along with other many contributing factors can influence this level.   

Hire An Experienced DUI Defense Attorney

If you have been charged with a DUI over the holiday weekend, be sure to hire the best defense.  Don’t delay. Attorneys Nathan J. Dineen and Daniel R. Skarie practice 100% DUI/OWI and are available 24/7 to answer any questions or concerns you might have.  Call our local office at 262-250-1976, Toll-Free at 1-877-384-6800 or contact us online to schedule your FREE consultation today!