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Tips for Avoiding a Colorado DUI This Summer

By Timothy Bussey on July 17, 2015

According to thColorado DUI Defensee Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), over 26,000 people are arrested for DUI in Colorado each year. State and local law enforcement officers typically increase patrols, sobriety checkpoints, and other scrutiny of drivers during the summer months.

If you’re arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs (DUI), contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer immediately for help. You can also reduce your risk of facing a DUI arrest by employing tips like these:

  1. Plan ahead. Before you go to a party, bar, or other place or event where alcohol is served, know how you’re going to get home. Will you ride with a designated driver, take a cab, rely on public transportation, or use a service like Lyft or Uber?
  2. Be prepared to help yourself and others who need a sober ride. Program the numbers for local taxi companies into your cell phone. You’ll be able to call a ride the moment you need one, and you’ll be able to help other people avoid a potential DUI arrest, too.
  3. Take advantage of Colorado’s discounts for Lyft and Uber users. If you’re trying out Lyft for the first time, use promo code CDOTRideSafe for a $20 credit on your first ride. With Uber, use the code NODUICO for $20 off your first ride. Both codes are provided courtesy of the Colorado Department of Transportation.

At The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., our aggressive Colorado DUI defense attorneys are dedicated to fighting for the best possible outcome in every DUI case we handle. For a free and confidential consultation, contact our offices today.

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