While watching the Super Bowl with friends and family is a beloved tradition, prioritize your safety, especially when alcohol is involved. The top DUI attorneys in Clearwater with Russo, Pelletier & Sullivan are committed to helping you avoid a DUI after the game.

Make a Proactive Plan to Get Home Safely

Planning ahead is key to having a safe and enjoyable time this Super Bowl Sunday. Whether you’re hosting a watch party or attending one, prevent drinking and driving by:

  • Designate a sober driver well before the kickoff.
  • Utilize rideshare services such as Uber or Lyft for a reliably safe ride home.
  • Arrange to stay the night at a friend or family member’s house or a nearby hotel.

Patrolled Roadways This Super Bowl Sunday

After the Super Bowl festivities, be mindful of increased law enforcement presence, especially in the following areas of Pinellas County:

  • Memorial Causeway leaving Clearwater Beach.
  • 4th Street in St. Petersburg, especially near downtown.
  • Courtney Campbell Causeway westbound from Tampa.
  • Gulf Boulevard from St. Pete Beach to Indian Shores.
  • Largo, around Ulmerton Road and US Highway 19 North.

Be Mindful in Parking Lots

On major events like the Super Bowl, law enforcement often likes to “fish where they are biting.” In that regard, it is not uncommon for officers to park their police vehicles in the parking lots of popular bars, restaurants and other drinking establishments. The officers will observe individuals leaving the bar or restaurant for indicators of impairment such as staggering, stumbling, needing assistance walking, or fumbling with keys.

What to Do If You Get Pulled Over For a DUI

If you do get pulled over for a DUI stop, follow these steps for the best possible outcome: 

  1. Familiarize yourself with your rights during a DUI stop before you hit the road.
  2. Stay calm and cooperate with the law enforcement officer.
  3. Exercise your right to remain silent until you have legal representation from a Clearwater DUI attorney with Russo, Pelletier & Sullivan.
  4. Know that you have the right to refuse field sobriety tests.

As the Super Bowl festivities draw near, enjoying the game responsibly should be your top priority. Avoid drinking and driving and immediately contact the leading DUI attorneys in Clearwater with Russo, Pelletier & Sullivan in the case of a DUI.

Request a free consultation from Russo, Pelletier & Sullivan, or give us a call at (727) 291-9717 to speak with one of the top DUI attorneys in Clearwater.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.

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