Leaving the Game? Police Look to Make DWI Arrests

Now is the time of year when people get out and enjoy the fall by going to a game and partaking of the refreshments that are widely available. For fans of football, fall baseball, and other sports, nothing is better than going to a game, seeing your team win, and going home to celebrate the moment. These situations can present an opportunity for police to make DWI arrests and ruining a good time.

Police can be opportunistic with DWI arrests following sporting events because the circumstances are ripe. It is no secret that alcoholic beverages are available at sporting events and that people generally have to drive to and from a stadium. The police have a lot of motivation to patrol roads leading away from stadiums.

Police Make DWI Arrest Following Football Game

It was recently reported that a woman was arrested on DWI charges following a Buffalo Bills game earlier this month. It is alleged that the woman who was arrested had left a Buffalo Bills game when she was in an accident and later arrested on suspicion of DWI. This story is just one of many in which the police take advantage of the situation following a game and make an arrest of someone for suspicion of DWI.

Being prepared for situations like these is key to avoiding the negative and costly consequences that can result from DWI charges. Just knowing about the possibilities can go a long way to help you to avoid the hassle and headache that could follow what should be an enjoyable experience of enjoying watching your team play.

There are a number of things you can do to avoid a situation such as this:

  • First and foremost it is best not to drink and drive.
  • Know what drinks will do to you – the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission publishes a chart that can guide you to know how many drinks you can take.
  • Obey all traffic laws, use signals, and don’t attract attention – the police will not be able to pull you over without reasonable suspicion that you broke any laws in the first place.

Remembering these tips and keeping in mind the fact that police will be looking for you should go a long way to help you avoid any problems you might encounter.

Protecting Your Rights

Never forget that as a citizen you have rights. The police are obligated to treat you within the bounds that the U.S. and Texas Constitutions prescribe. That means that if the police go outside what they are allowed to do, any charges that result could be reduced or dismissed because of a violation. And there are a number of rights that you have, including the right to remain silent when arrested, the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures, and the right to an attorney if you are charged with a DWI.

At The Wilder DWI Defense Firm we actively protect the rights of our clients. Our practice is dedicated to fighting for your DWI case and bringing you the best result possible. If you or a loved one have been arrested and charged with a DWI in the Dallas area, contact us. We will put all our resources into your case and fight on your behalf.