The next few months will mark a very busy time for many high school students. April is often thought of as prom season, followed by graduation and the end of the school year in late May/early June. These events often lead to celebrations, and at some of these parties, there may be people drinking alcoholic beverages.
Next week will be an extremely busy week for bars throughout the Phoenix metro area. Two important events will fall during the week, and this will result in an increase in police presence throughout the region. Thursday, March 17th, is St. Patrick's Day, and it is also the first day of the first round of the college basketball national championship tournament.
Law enforcement agencies throughout the Phoenix metro area take a very aggressive approach to curbing drunk driving. Various communities run sobriety checkpoints each weekend hoping to help keep impaired drivers off of the roadway. Those who are going out with friends or relatives need to know that they face strong penalties if they are charged with DUI.