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OUI charges are not limited to night time

When you think of drunk driving arrests, you may think of going out on the town for parties that linger late into the night or driving home in the wee hours of the morning after the bars have closed. Police may notice a driver swerving down a lonely highway or forgetting to turn the headlights on. In the worst-case scenario, officers respond to the scene of a late-night drunk driving accident.

When must Boston residents use an ignition interlock device?

With 2020 on the horizon, many people in Massachusetts will be going to New Year's Eve parties. Most of these parties involve alcohol, and it is not unusual for motorists to find themselves being pulled over by police on suspicion of operating under the influence over the holiday season. Many OUI conviction consequences can have a major impact on a person's life, including the mandatory use of an ignition interlock device.

Facing charges following a deadly OUI accident

A drunk driving arrest can be stressful and confusing enough by itself. If police pull you over after you have consumed alcohol, you may have concerns about the potential consequences and how they will affect your future. Even a first-offense OUI conviction can mean high fines, license suspension and possible jail time, among other penalties.

Does ridesharing reduce the number of OUI incidents?

It used to be the case that if you wanted to travel in Boston, and you didn't want to ride the bus or hail a cab, the popular option was to simply drive to your destination yourself. However, when your destination was a bar or party, this led to incidents of drunk driving and the possibility of incurring an OUI.

3 tips for avoiding a New Year’s Eve OUI stop

There really never is a good time to drink and drive. After all, officers may stop you for violating the state’s OUI law virtually anywhere and at any time. Still, New Year’s Eve is primetime for OUI enforcement. If you drive with a blood alcohol concentration over 0.08%, your luck may run out at the start of 2020. 

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