The holiday season is the biggest time of the year for parties. It's also the biggest time of the year for DUIs.
Halloween weekend is upon us. In addition to planning your costume, you should also be planning a sober ride if you will be drinking because Mississippi police is going to be out in full force looking for drunk drivers.
There have been a lot of reports in the news lately about people being treated unfairly, and sometimes illegally, during traffic stops in Mississippi and the rest of the nation.
Every year around Christmas and New Year's Eve, law enforcement on the Mississippi Gulf Coast cracks down on drunk drivers. And every year, countless people end up facing the serious consequences that come along with a DUI conviction.
A long-held belief is that it's always best to refuse a breathalyzer test if you are pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving. However, with Mississippi's new DUI law, it is now often smarter to take the test, especially for a first offense.