The fifty first Super Bowl will grace television screens across the country this February and along with traditional Super Bowl snacks like chicken wings and chips, beer and other alcoholic drinks are usually part of any size Super Bowl party. In fact, Super Bowl ranks up there with New Year’s Eve and the Forth of July as one of the nation’s top drinking days.
It’s no surprise, then, that Super Bowl day also sees a spike in people who drink and drive. With and average of 325 million gallons of beer consumed on Super Bowl Sunday, according to Forbes Magazine, the reality of this drinking day really hits home.
In Southern Arizona, where a DUI task force is implemented reduce drinking and driving accidents on Super Bowl Sunday, an average 550 cars are stopped on Suspicion of drinking and driving. That can add up to a lot of arrests at Pima County checkpoints where five out of seven arrests are for driving while intoxicated. The Arizona legal limit is 0.08 and anyone whose blood alcohol level exceeds this and who causes an accident faces serious consequences in the Grand Canyon State.
The key is to avoid drinking and driving on this day and to avoid drunk drivers, especially since your chances of being involved in an alcohol related car accident on this day doubles.
Even by obeying the speed limit and following these tips, you may still find yourself the victim of a drunk driver in Arizona on Super Bowl Sunday. If you are injured in a car accident on this day or any other day, you are legally entitled to compensation that includes costs of medical treatment, time out of work, and other expenses. But to get these, you need a trusted, competent lawyer to help.
Don’t delay. Call Hastings and Hastings at 800-975-0080 for a free, no obligation consultation.