The first big game was January 15, 1968, at the Los Angeles Coliseum. The NFL champion Green Bay Packers led by Bart Starr defeated the upstart AFL champion Kansas City Chiefs by a score of 35 to 10. Now, some 56 years later, the game has taken on “super” importance in American society. According to statista.com, more than 99 million people in the United States watched last year’s big game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams.
This year should be another spectacular game. Kansas City against Philadelphia. Two great offenses with physical defenses. I’m looking forward to watching the game with friends and family. And let’s not forget the halftime extravaganza.
I have been attending or hosting parties to watch the big game since the 1970s. I returned from my honeymoon just in time to watch the Chicago Bears become NFL champions after the 1985 season. Barbecued pork, chicken wings, chips, chili, gumbo, and red beans and rice (with and without andouille sausage) are among the menu items at these parties. People drink alcohol at these Sunday big game parties.
Police are people, too. Police do not live in a vacuum. If history is a guide, police will be out in large numbers looking for impaired drivers. Unfortunately, I anticipate receiving several calls in the week following the big game looking for representation to defend against a Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol of Drugs (DUI) charge.
It is never a good idea to drink and then drive. It is difficult to know whether you are impaired. If you drink during the big game, do not drive after. It is not worth the risk. Arrange for a sober ride home.
Police can arrest you even if you have had only one drink. It does not matter if you do not believe you are impaired. You will have to defend against the charges even if you are innocent.
Steven Herzberg focuses his practice on defense of people charged with DUI. Call Steve as soon as possible if you are arrested for DUI. He can help reach the best result following a DUI arrest.