In a few short days, it's -- drum roll -- Super Bowl Sunday.
Perhaps you're enamored of football. Perhaps not. Either way, there's something for you, whether it's the game itself, the always hyped commercials, the halftime show (this year, Lady Gaga) or the parties.
The parties. Indeed, they operate coast to coast, with legions of households, restaurants and bars in Idaho hardly being excepted.
Everybody knows that, including law enforcement agencies, who will without doubt -- as they always do -- have a notably enhanced highway presence out in force, for one quite specific reason.
And that is of course drunk drivers. Super Bowl Sunday is writ large in myriad ways in modern American life. For many, it spells the apex of professional sports. It is also about mass marketing, an annual rite of passage leading toward spring, and scores of millions of revelers, many who imbibe a few beverages and then get behind the wheel to head back home.
Some of them encounter an unforeseen problem en route.
Idaho troopers and police officers across the state don't compromise when it comes to their treatment of suspected drunk drivers, with Super Bowl Sunday hardly being an exception. They are out in high numbers on streets and roadways before, during and after the game, and they are invariably busy.
State drivers might reasonably want to take note of them, even if they are nothing more than casual drinkers who enjoy a beverage or two with friends and seek to drive home responsibly.
We note on a relevant page of our website at the Coeur d'Alene law firm of Palmer George & Taylor PPLC "the challenges and potential consequences" related to a drunk driving arrest and criminal charge.
The downsides possible in any given case are present on any day, not just Super Bowl Sunday.
If you need knowledgeable, focused and aggressive legal representation following a DUI/DWI-related encounter with Idaho law enforcement, our lawyers can assist you. Our attorneys collectively bring decades of on-point experience to each client matter, and strive diligently in every case to forge an optimal outcome for those we represent.
We wish all our readers a safe and enjoyable Super Bowl Sunday.