New Year’s Eve is typically a time for celebration for many throughout the greater Fargo Metro and beyond. Many times, revelers use alcohol to help bring in the new year, particularly champagne, and historically, New Year’s Eve and the early morning hours of New Year’s Day typically see a spate of arrests and car accidents attributed to DUI. However, according to a recent news report, this year is different.
No DUI arrests or car accidents reported
A news report published the morning of Jan. 2 cited information obtained from the Fargo Police Department. As amazing as it may sound, the report state that there were no arrests made in the area due to suspected DUI. Fargo is the largest city in North Dakota, with over 125,000 residents. So, the fact that no DUI-related arrests were made during the New Year’s celebration is remarkable.
Furthermore, the report stated that no accidents or other incidents were reported resulting from alleged DUI. The author of the report pointed to cold temperatures as a possible reason many were not out on the road during the celebration times. Also, the author believes people simply thought better of driving after drinking and decided the consequences were not worth it.
A sign of a brighter 2022?
The news offers encouragement to all regarding the upcoming year. Still, people can make bad decisions at any time throughout the year, and only time will tell how many residents in and around Fargo will face charges for DUI in the coming months. Regardless, anyone accused of DUI or any other criminal charges will want to work with an experienced criminal defense attorney to increase their chances of obtaining a favorable outcome should they find themselves on the wrong side of the law for whatever reason.