If you live in Utah, you’ve probably noticed some interesting figures standing outside of your favorite liquor stores.
Liquor stores throughout the state have been displaying giant Nutcracker figurines to encourage people not to drink and drive this holiday season. These Nutcrackers aim to remind drivers that Utah police will be out and about this holiday season patrolling for drivers who are under the influence.
Utah Second District Court Judge Thomas L. Kay says most people are unaware of the consequences of a Utah DUI.
“Most of these people think they are never going to get caught, and if they are they don’t know the consequences.”
Typically, for a first offense DUI in Utah, you may have to pay a $700 fine, face a 120-day license suspension and even spend up to 48 hours in jail. However, it all varies depending on your case. You may also have to attend alcohol education classes or even seek treatment for alcohol abuse.
Despite the Nutcracker’s warnings, Chief Tom Ross of the Bountiful Police Department is still encouraging people to enjoy the holidays while still acting responsible.
“You can have those parties, have a great time, and still be safe on the roads.”
If you’ve been arrested for a DUI in Utah, remember, there is an attorney who can assist you with your charges. With the help of an experienced DUI lawyer, you may be able to get your charges reduced or dropped altogether.
Source: Fox 13 Now