Well-Known Tampa DUI Attorney, Kevin Hayslett, of Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A., Warns - Drink Responsibly on the Popular Party Holiday Cinco De Mayo

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Buzzed driving is drunk driving, so make plans to stay safe this holiday

Kevin Hayslett, Tampa Bay DUI Lawyer

Drunk-driving deaths are 100% preventable

In the midst of making plans for the popular Mexican celebration, Cinco de Mayo, it is easy to forget the most important arrangement — planning a safe way of getting home after the festivities. Every year, millions of Americans come together for fiesta-themed celebrations and popular tequila drinks. Unfortunately, these celebrations often lead to drunk drivers on the roads who become involved in fatal car accidents. Many drivers assume that by limiting alcohol intake, they will be sober enough to get behind the wheel.

Leading Clearwater DUI defense attorney J. Kevin Hayslett reminds Tampa Bay drivers that buzzed driving is drunk driving. Drunk-driving crash fatalities are a repeated Cinco de Mayo trend. From 2010-2014, more than one-third (38%) of all traffic crash fatalities during the Cinco de Mayo holiday period, on average, were drunk-driving related. This average is 7% higher than the daily average for drunk driving fatalities.

“Drunk-driving deaths are 100% preventable. Be proactive this Cinco de Mayo, and if you see someone getting behind the wheel who has been drinking, arrange for for them to have a safe ride home,” remarks Hayslett. With recent technology is it affordable and easy to order an Uber or Lyft to take you home following a night of drinking. The apps are available for free and take just seconds to download. In addition to these efficient apps, program taxi company numbers into your phone, or predetermine a sober designated driver before arriving to the party. Drunk driving accidents are devastating and can easily be avoided by making a plan. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo the right way and help make the roads a little safer.

In the event that you or a family member is seeking legal representation for a DUI, please visit the Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett website at CarlsonMeissner.com. The all-encompassing law practice invites clients seeking legal representation or assistance in personal injury, family law, DUI defense, social security, criminal defense, immigration law, or workers' compensation to call the office for a free consultation at 877-728-9653, or visit their website to learn more about the services provided.

About Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett P.A.: Since 1971, Floridians have relied on the experienced personal injury, criminal defense and DUI attorneys at Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A. to protect their rights and fight for them, in and out of court. The practicing attorneys take a team approach to provide outstanding representation in all legal matters. To schedule a free consultation, call (877) 728-9653, or via the company’s website at CarlsonMeissner.com

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