Every year, people across the country celebrate Halloween by dressing up in costumes and heading out to parties. Some of these parties involve alcohol consumption and this can lead to DUI charges for drivers in Portland and across the state of Oregon. If you plan on celebrating Halloween this year, it is very important to be aware of how much you drink and never get behind the wheel while intoxicated. If you do find yourself pulled over for drunk driving, whether you are over the legal limit or not, it is crucial to be aware of your legal options.
Holidays can be especially tough when it comes to DUI charges for various reasons. First, law enforcement officials may place more of their focus on finding drunk drivers. Second, people may exhibit unusual behavior during the holidays. For example, someone who rarely drinks may have a couple of drinks at a party and drive drunk without even realizing that it is against the law for them to operate a vehicle in such a state. Sometimes, people can have difficulty determining how much alcohol is in a mixed drink and they may take to the road without recognizing that they are over the legal limit.
Halloween can be an especially hectic holiday, with trick-or-treaters running around, haunted houses and other festivities. It is very important to be mindful of alcohol consumption if you plan to drive during this holiday and address DUI charges appropriately if you are pulled over at any time of the year.