The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate the country's freedom, but it's also a time that can be extremely dangerous for people near Fort Walton Beach. The Fourth of July has several serious hazards that can result in car crashes, injuries and deaths.
Imagine having a night out with friends. You drew the short straw to be designated driver, so everyone piled into your car and you set off for an evening of dinner, drinks and dancing. Halfway through the night, as you were shuttling everyone to the next bar, a police officer pulled you over. You knew you were safe from a driving while intoxicated charge since you had not had a drop of alcohol, so it came as an unexpected shock when the officer put you in handcuffs and tossed you in the backseat of a squad car. The police had found a bag of marijuana in your car.
It’s spring time, which means that more police officers are out there patrolling the roads. With more police on the roads on the lookout for drunk drivers and those exhibiting erratic behavior, you’re more likely to experience a traffic stop.