This time of year - with New Years Eve just a few days off - and lots of holiday parties and festivities to partake in, DeKalb DUI officers stay quite busy stopping drivers and arresting them for possession and DUI related offenses. I recently came across a study from the Journal of Public Economics regarding drunk drivings relationship with smoking bans in bars. As we all know, smoking and drinking often go together. While smoking bans in many cities have been enacted to reduce the ill effects of second hand smoke, the unintended consequence appears to be more DUI. It seems that smokers have been willing to drive further distances to bars and music venues where they are allowed to smoke. The result is a longer trip home and additional time behind the wheel. Researchers Scott Adams and Chad Cotti of the University of Wisconsin found that smoking bans increased alcohol related deaths by 13% in large counties.
So be very careful if you leave a New Years Party to go smoke a cigarette. DeKalb County DUI officers as well as the DUI officers from DeKalb cities such as Decatur and Doraville are out watching the streets.
If you find yourself needing the assitance of a DUI or criminal defense attorney, do not hesitate to call our DeKalb County DUI lawyers today. We can help you get the best results on your legal matter.