Raleigh DWI Lawyer Reports on Recent DWI Crackdown Results in North Carolina

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M. Moseley Matheson addresses the recent surge in DWI arrests in North Carolina as a result of a special DWI operation.

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Raleigh Criminal Attorney M. Moseley Matheson

People need to realize that, though it is never a good idea to drink and drive, it is especially important to be careful during the holidays.

It is no secret that during the holidays, there is an influx of celebration. Whether Christmas, New Years, or Fourth of July, people enjoy the past time of celebrating these events with family and friends. During these festivities, many people include the consumption of alcohol as part of the celebration. When that consumption of alcohol is joined with driving, North Carolina police agencies and the Governor's Highway Safety Program spring into action.

As was reported on WRAL news July 16, 2013, the Governor's Highway Safety Program, in addition to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, increased North Carolina DWI checkpoints and patrols in a event known as "Operation Firecracker" during the Fourth of July weekend. From June 28th to July 7th, the police set up extra checkpoints and increased police presence on North Carolina Highways to help combat drunk driving.

"There was no question that a 'Booze it or Lose it' type of campaign was conducted during the Fourth of July. We received many, many calls from people who received Wake County DWI Charges and were in need of legal representation." Raleigh DWI Defense Lawyer M. Moseley Matheson stated. "While many people had been caught in some of the DWI checkpoints set up around Wake County, I also observed many people who were simply caught for poor driving as a result of the increased number of police on the road."

As WRAL reported, there are now seven DWI task forces throughout the State in areas which involve the greatest number of DWI arrests. These task forces are operated through grants provided by the Governor's Highway Safety Program allowing for additional funds to support these type of operations. This additional funding allows for more officers then are usually scheduled to be on patrol and/or participate in various checkpoints set up around the area. WRAL's article reported that almost 1800 people were arrested for suspicion of DWI in North Carolina during "Operation Firecracker." During that time, the seven DWI task forces were responsible for 455 arrests of the almost 1800 arrested.

"People need to realize that, though it is never a good idea to drink and drive, it is especially important to be careful during the holidays. Police are out in force and are specifically looking for signs or indicators of impaired driving." Wake County DUI Attorney M. Moseley Matheson stated. "Remember, if being stopped for suspicion of DWI, a Driver has certain rights that they may enforce. Without knowing what your rights are, you may inadvertently assist the State in building their case against you.

If arrested for a DWI and are looking for Raleigh DWI Lawyers, contact the Matheson Law Office for a free consultation at 919-335-5291. The Matheson Law Office takes the time to walk a potential client through their case and ensure that all of their questions are answered. Finding the right Wake County DWI Defense Law Firm to represent you is important, so be sure you have hired the one you are confident as your best interests in mind.

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