Spring Break and Alcohol

Spring Break is a week which all students look forward to with great anticipation. For some it means a week in a beach-related community or a ski trip. Others volunteer or take trips with their churches. For many students, spring break is a week of consuming alcohol, regardless of where they may be. Because this detail is so well known to law enforcement individuals, many places increase the police presence on the streets to catch as many DWI offenders as possible.

With teen drinking increasing, there is a greater chance that a high schooler will be stopped and issued a citation for driving under the influence. According to a statistics website run by Anheuser Busch, 27% of all teens between the ages of 12 and 20 in the state of Texas consume alcohol. At the same time, a survey of Texas high schoolers conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that 48% of the students surveyed had had at least one drink in the last month.

Because spring break is an entire week off from school, it can be expected that there will be more drinking among individuals in both high school and college. People who are arrested for drinking during this week face the same penalties as if they were arrested in other weeks.

Contact a Dallas DWI/DUI Lawyer

If you were stopped during Spring Break for drunk driving or having had anything to drink if you ‘re under 21, it is imperative to discuss your legal options and the legal consequences of your ticket with a DWI/DUI expert. To discuss your case, contact the Dallas DWI/DUI lawyers of the Law Office of Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007.

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