Cinco De Mayo is Manana -- So Don't Drive Drunk in Tempe (Hint, Hint: Especially Between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m.)

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The nice part about "holidays" like St. Patrick's Day, New Year's Eve, and Cinco De Mayo is that police literally tell you they are going out of their way to arrest drunk drivers. They tell you when, for the most part where, and advise that, to avoid getting a DUI, people not drive drunk. Yet, idiots do it every single time one of these amateur drinking holidays rolls around.

Tomorrow is Cinco De Mayo and the Tempe Police Department has issued a warning to anyone who might consider getting loaded and then attempt to drive a car: Don't do it.

From 8 p.m. tomorrow until 4 a.m. Friday, in cooperation with Governor Glug-Glug's Office of Highway Safety's "drive hammered, get nailed" initiative, the Tempe Police Department will be hosting a DUI task force.

Because of Arizona's large Mexican population, Cinco De Mayo is "one of the biggest drinking days of the year," according to the Phoenix DUI Blog, and with that comes a big payday for Valley DUI lawyers.

Last year on Cinco De Mayo, a similar Valley-wide task force busted more than 170 drunk drivers.

Arizona's DUI laws are some of the toughest in the country, and can include mandatory jail time, thousands of dollars in fines, lawyer and court fees, suspension of driver's licenses,  impoundment of vehicles, and mandatory installation of a vehicle interlock device.

If you'd prefer to avoid any of those consequences, do yourself a favor and call a cab tomorrow night.

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Your Name Here
Your Name Here

its always better to bust drunk mexican illegals than it is to bust drunk Irish Americans.

An Irish Southy
An Irish Southy

LONG LIVE FLOGGING MOLLY, DROP KICK MURPHYS AND MICKY WARD.

Your Name Here
Your Name Here

if mexican illegals are so in love with mexico why not go back to mexico instead of sneaking into this country?

Boh10111
Boh10111

i think illegal inmigration is a separate problem. Americans drink as much or maybe more than mexicans from my point of view, doesn't matter which day it is. try walking around tempe tonight and you might be able to confirm what i am saying. lastly, ignorance and hate is a bigger problem than drunk driving + illegal inmigrants

glenvboyd
glenvboyd

Millions of drivers are breaking the law with no insurance because they don't know this about "Auto Insurance Clearance" you can find cheap insurance

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