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Are there more police on the roads during the holidays?

Every year, there are reports that more people are pulled over and given DUIs during the holidays. One question you may have about this is if there is a natural increase in drunken driving or if there are just more officers on the road to stop people who are drinking and driving.

The reality is that there are more officers who are working on the holidays. They're spending time on the roads to make sure other drivers stay safe, which is necessary due to increased traffic and a higher likelihood of people drinking with family and friends over the holidays.

While some police officers and other service workers might get the holidays off, the likelihood is that these people are more often on the job, scouting the roadways for dangerous drivers, accidents and other problems. On top of this, New York generally increases the number of sobriety checkpoints in the state between Christmas and New Year's, which makes it necessary to have more officers on the job.

Since that's the way things are during the holidays, you should consider carefully how you'll be getting from one place to another. If you decide to drink and drive, there is going to be a higher risk of getting into a crash because of increased traffic, and there will also be a greater number of police officers on the roads to stop you and arrest you for a DUI.

If you are stopped, remember to speak to the police only after you understand the severity of the charges. Your attorney can make sure you're aware of how this situation could change your life.

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