Hey Dummy! Don’t drink and drive in Orange County on Super Bowl Sunday! Know why? The cops are out in force trying to protect the rest of us. Last year, eleven people died as a result of DUIs on Super Bowl Sunday.
Orange County residents know that it’s dangerous to drink and drive. The police are using better and more accurate devices to determine sobriety. Your chances of winning a DUI case here in Orange County are slimmer and slimmer. There are ways to challenge the accuracy of the equipment used to arrest you, and ways of challenging the methods used in Field Sobriety Tests. But the truth is, the high percentage of cases result in pleas of guilty.
One step you can take to protect yourself if you have been drinking and are stopped by police, is to refuse the FSTs. You aren’t required to take them. Nor are you required to take the Preliminary Alcohol Screen test. If the police are going to arrest you, you don’t have to help them. You may legitimately feel that you aren’t driving under the influence and don’t want to say or do anything that may incriminate you.