It’s been a long year for a lot of us, and as 2021 comes to a close we can look with a hopeful eye at what 2022 may bring. This New Year’s Eve is likely going to be a lot like last New Year’s Eve – that is, worry over the new Omicron variant of COVID-19 will keep multitudes indoors. Still, there are others who are willing to rely on the efficacy of their vaccine and booster and are willing to take a chance for a night of fun.

Regardless, anyone who intends to consume alcohol tonight should make sure they have a safe ride to and from where they’re going. Ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft go a long way towards making that possible, but they aren’t your only option. There will likely be DUI checkpoints being conducted in high traffic areas despite COVD-19 keeping many people off the streets.

When DUI checkpoints are conducted, sometimes they are announced beforehand, and sometimes they are not. However, they play an important role in keeping would-be drunk drivers off of the streets.

Getting a DUI isn’t an enjoyable experience. Even if you don’t spend the night in jail, a DUI is going to make life a lot more difficult for you and anyone who depends on you. From December 15th 2021 and extending through January 1st 2022, police will be employing enhanced enforcement regarding road safety and driving under the influence. If they catch someone who appears to be driving drunk, they’re getting pulled over.

Additionally, several saturation patrols will be conducted in other areas throughout the city where drunk driving can be a problem. Saturation patrols are where police departments deploy additional officers to an area to make it harder for people driving under the influence to evade police.

Ultimately, as long as you do your best to stay safe and avoid driving under the influence, you shouldn’t have anything to worry about. From all of us at SCV Bail Bonds to you, have a safe and happy New Year!