Sioux City, SD- South Dakota police compiled data regarding DUI arrests over St. Patrick’s Day and found that found they made more arrests this year than last.
In a joint effort between Sioux Falls police, the Minnehaha Sherriff’s Department and South Dakota Highway Patrol, the streets were flooded with patrols looking to catch DUI drivers. The additional patrols and extra holiday traffic yielded two to four times the DUI arrests that occur on a typical Saturday night.
All of the people arrested on St. Patrick’s Day will greatly benefit from the representation of a South Dakota drunk driving lawyer. In addition to the increased patrols, police were able to catch driver who had one to many thanks to calls from concerned citizens. Police noted that they received 100 calls about possible intoxicated drivers.
Police agencies across the country and in South Dakota increase their efforts to catch drunk drivers over holiday weekends. St. Patrick’s Day is notorious for being a favored drinking holiday.
Many drivers will make the mistake of thinking they are okay to drive when in fact they are too intoxicated. A driver may get away with it once or twice but eventually they will get caught and when they do it is in their best interest to hire a South Dakota drunk driving lawyer.
A South Dakota drunk driving lawyer will do their best to make certain the charges are not going to adversely affect their clients.