The Fourth of July is here. Some of us are making it an extended weekend; some have to work on Monday, July 3; some of us are even working on the 4th. Regardless of what category you fall into, there has never been an easier time to avoid getting a DUI over this holiday.

With the ease of getting around via personally-powered transportation (walking, biking) in Boise, Idaho, the seemingly increased availability of cabs in the Nampa and Caldwell, Idaho, area, the advent of bars posting advertisements for “free rides” in McCall, Idaho, and the advent of Uber and Lyft, there is simply no excuse for getting a DUI this holiday weekend.

We all have seen the Idaho State Police commercials about the “100 days of summer” and how deadly those days are on Idaho’s roads. We all know police will be on high alert for impaired drivers over the holiday.

Make a transportation plan BEFORE you start drinking. After all, when you have a few drinks in you your judgment becomes impaired and your decision making won’t be at its best. Plan to arrive home safely; plan to avoid the danger – to you and to the public – of driving while impaired.

If you fail to heed this advice and are charged and arrested for DUI, know you can contact Kormanik & Sneed LLP and we’ll do our best to ensure your rights are protected and the government is put to its burden of proof, by admissible evidence, beyond a reasonable doubt. You can also check out the “What to Know When: You’ve Been Charged with DUI in Idaho” under the “Free Resources” tab at the top of the page.

Have a wonderful and safe 4th of July!