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San Diego Pride Week: Use Alternative Transportation To Avoid DUI Charges

6photo.jpgThis is San Diego’s Pride Week and there are many festivities planned for Hillcrest. This year’s theme, Freedom to Love and Marry, is so appropriate after the United States Supreme Court struck down DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act, and ruled against California’s Proposition 8, effectively allowing the LGBT community to marry in California.

Because of all the tremendous energy around the rulings, San Diego’s Pride celebration is going to be larger than ever. It is already the nation’s 4th largest, with over 200,000 spectators, media participation, a 2-hour parade, a two-day festival, many huge circuit parties and a rally and flag raising to kick it off on Friday.

Needless to say, Pride is a party! Many champagne bottles will be popped and lots of adult beverages consumed. And, with all those people in one place, you can bet there will be lots of police presence. So it’s imperative that before you head out to your celebration, you plan accordingly so you don’t need the help of The Law Offices of Susan L. Hartman for assistance with your driving under the influence charge that you picked up while celebrating!

Here are a few things you can do to make sure you remain safe and arrest-free during this wonderful holiday:

1. Take a cab from your champagne brunch to the parade/festival. Continue cabbing it around San Diego to all the parties throughout the day and night. For convenience, you can use text a cab by Go Fast Cab. They have a convenient app for your smartphone that allows you to just text them your location and they will pick you up.
2. Try the FREE Hillcrest trolley. It is running Friday night and throughout Saturday and Sunday, bringing party-goers from the east side of Hillcrest to Mission Hills and down to the festival in Balboa Park. You can download their app and track the trolleys in real time.

3. Use one of the many pedicabs that will be around Hillcrest and Balboa park.

4. Plan to stay with a friend that lives near the festivities or book a nearby hotel.

If you end up picking up a DUI, call The Law Offices of Susan L. Hartman immediately for your FREE telephone consultation to find out about your rights and options with no obligation.

The above blog article is by no means all-inclusive and is not legal advice. For information about a specific case, speak to a drunk driving attorney in your area.


Call Susan L. Hartman at 619-260-1122 or use the “Contact Us” form on this page to minimize the negative consequences of your DUI arrest.