Just like every other year, the police will be out in full force looking for impaired drivers over the holiday weekend. The holiday DUI task forces will be especially focused on the downtown Scottsdale areas as well as Tempe and the roads returning from nearby lakes. Although it is never a good idea to drink and drive, if you are stopped I suggest the following helpful hints:
1. Be courteous to the officer and provide your license, registration and insurance
2. Do not offer any information about what you've had to drink. You can politely refuse to answer any incriminating questions.
3. Do not participate in the roadside tests. This includes the HGN (eye test), the Walk and Turn or One Leg Stand.
4. If you are arrested and asked to provide a blood, breath or urine sample, immediately request to speak with an attorney. Additionally, you should also advise the officer you would like to arrange for an independent test.
Date: May 21, 2014