Labor Day is the last opportunity for many people to go on a fun and relaxing trip to Put-in-Bay or Kelleys Island before the summer comes to an end. Since alcohol is often involved in these trips, DUIs do occur.
In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that over 750 individuals died from drunk driving crashes from 2010 to 2014 during Labor Day weekend. To reduce the amount of drunk driving accidents that occur during Labor Day weekend, DUI roadblocks are often established by law enforcement agencies.
Contact our Kelleys Island and Put-in Bay DUI lawyers at Kademenos, Wisehart, Hines, Dolyk & Wright Co., L.P.A. if you get arrested for a DUI or are involved in an accident caused by the negligence of a drunk driver this Labor Day weekend. Call our DUI attorneys Troy Wisehart and Kyle Wright today at (419) 625-7770.
What is a DUI Roadblock?
A DUI roadblock is a checkpoint intended to screen for drunk drivers. DUI roadblocks are usually established at locations like Put-in-Bay or Kelleys Island that have a long history of alcohol-related accidents.
Seven days before a DUI roadblock is established, a public notice must be provided by the police and include the general time and location. Roadblocks can be found on local police websites, in the newspaper, attorney websites, or even social media.
A few hours before the roadblock is established, another notice should be announced and include the start and end time as well as other specifics. The roadblock should also be marked by traffic cones and lit by portable lights and emergency lights from police cars.
If you enter a DUI roadblock, you’ll be signaled to pass through it or stopped by a police officer. If you do get stopped, you can expect the law enforcement officer to inspect you for signs of intoxication. Bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and an odor of alcohol are all examples of these signs. In the event that you demonstrate one or more of these signs, you will be taken to a screening area so that standardized field sobriety tests can be administered.
How the Kelleys Island and Put-in-Bay DUI Lawyers Can Help
If you are stopped at a DUI roadblock and arrested for a DUI while you are at Kelleys Island or Put-in-Bay, you’ll need legal representation from the Kelleys Island and Put-in-Bay DUI attorneys at Kademenos, Wisehart, Hines, Dolyk & Wright Co., L.P.A.
Our Ohio DUI attorneys Troy Wisehart and Kyle Wright can investigate the details of your case, determine whether the roadblock met all of the legal requirements, and ensure that your rights are protected. With our support, you may be able to get your DUI charge reduced or dismissed.
Call Kademenos, Wisehart, Hines, Dolyk & Wright Co., L.P.A
This Labor Day weekend, keep yourself and other drivers safe by refraining from drunk driving. If you do receive a DUI charge as a result of a DUI roadblock or get hit by a drunk driver, you should call the Kelleys Island and Put-in-Bay DUI attorneys at Kademenos, Wisehart, Hines, Dolyk & Wright Co., L.P.A at (419) 625-7770.