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Drunk Driving Arrests on Super Bowl Sunday

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Super Bowl Sunday has come and gone. Appel & Morse hopes that you had a safe and enjoyable weekend taking part in our nation’s pastime. It is one of the most popular holidays for gatherings with friends and family that football enthusiasts and casual fans alike can enjoy.

Unfortunately, Super Bowl Sunday also has a notorious history of a large rise in the number of arrests for drunk driving. There is a much higher risk of crashes and as such, as law enforcement is on high alert, searching for potential drunk drivers.

More Accidents Occur on Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl Sunday is the most notorious for the number of accidents that occur, more than any other Sunday or holiday weekend. In fact, one statistic from the Auto Club of Southern California conducted a study over the course of five years. The findings concluded that there was a 77% likelihood of an accident causing injury or death on Super Bowl Sunday than any other Sunday.

Here some additional statistics:

  • Most alcohol-related accidents occurred at 5 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday and up to 4 a.m. the next day
  • There were 294 fatal crashes and injuries on Super Bowl Sundays in the years between 2009 and 2013, in comparison to other Sundays
  • In Los Angeles County, there were reportedly 77 fatal accidents on Super Bowl Sunday as opposed to other Sundays
  • San Diego County reported similar: 40 fatal accidents on Super Bowl Sunday as opposed to other Sundays

The obvious anecdote would be not to drink and drive. Law enforcement is typically instructed to come out in full force and be extra visible to others on the road, including setting up checkpoints and other areas to patrol the neighborhoods and freeways on Super Bowl Sunday throughout Santa Barbara and the surrounding areas.

Contact Appel & Morse!

If you were arrested for a DUI on Super Bowl Sunday, take the right steps to protect yourself right away. Appel & Morse can help you. We understand that there is much at stake. There is a limited time to act—so do not wait to seek legal representation!

Call (805) 467-6060 to schedule your free criminal consultation.

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