Over 100 motorists were arrested by the Utah Highway Patrol on the suspicion of drunk driving over the long holiday weekend. Although the 100 impaired drivers is high the UHP is happy to report zero fatally on the highways as a result of drunk drivers, and the precautions of store to reduce impaired drivers. No one wants to see impaired drivers on the road, which is why every holiday, especially New Year’s police agencies like the Utah Highway Patrol work overtime looking for DUI’s. A total of 3,739 vehicles were stopped during the statewide DUI crackdown, resulting in a total of 107 arrests for suspicious of impaired driving. “I think in the back of their mind, a lot of them have never been stopped before and they assume it won’t happen,” said UHP Cpl. Todd Johnson. From Dec. 28 though the end of Jan. 1, 107 drivers were arrested by UHP troopers for driving under the influence. Last year, troopers stopped 93 intoxicated drivers.
The Utah Personal Injury Lawyers would like to urge any motorist who plan on enjoying a drink to designate a driver to help keep our roads safe. It is never worth it to get behind the wheel of a car after consuming a drink.