** If you are looking for DUI Checkpoint Do’s and Don’ts, Click Here.
Summertime is one of the best times to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. and more specifically, the Fourth of July is a time when people in Arizona head to the lake for some fun in the sun! With that comes increased risk of drinking and driving (or boating). Local law enforcement in Arizona is out looking to arrest people for DUI if they have consumed too much alcohol and think they are OK to drive a car or boat. Our suggestion is if you’ve had any alcohol, please get a ride. If you are out on the lake boating, make sure you have a designated driver because law enforcement may be conducting sobriety checkpoints (and looking for life jackets for every passenger!!) on the lakes in Arizona (Bartlett Lake, Lake Pleasant, Roosevelt Lake, Apache Lake, Canyon Lake, Lake Havasu, Colorado River, and Saguaro Lake).
If you find yourself at one of these sobriety checkpoints and are not sure what your BAC level is, read our DUI do’s and don’ts HERE. That page will provide you with all the knowledge necessary about what to do if stopped by law enforcement after you have been drinking. For example, don’t take the eye test or any coordination tests. You are not required to do these and if the officer is asking you to do any test, chances are he/she is going to arrest you anyway. The test results just help the prosecutors case.
The most important thing you MUST do is ask to speak with an attorney BEFORE agreeing to any test (breath, blood, etc.). Put our phone number (602-307-0808) in your cell phone now and call us before speaking to police.