Recent reports have shown that drunk driving arrests have trended down in the last two years in the San Francisco bay area. What would cause a decline in nearly 2,400 arrests in a two-year span? At first, authorities and the city were scratching their head. Then they realized the factor introduced that could have impacted the result of fewer drunk driving arrests.
Everyone stops out for a drink after work, right? This isn't exactly true, although many do indulge in spirits after work hours. How a person gets home after enjoying a few drinks is important. It is illegal to get behind the wheel when one is intoxicated beyond the legal limits.
Did you know that you can be randomly stopped, assessed and even searched at designated areas during special checkpoints by licensed officers? It's true. California law allows for DUI checkpoints to be set up and orchestrated on Alameda county roads. The intention of the DUI checkpoint is to deter or catch intoxicated drivers.
If you or a loved on has been pulled over and arrested on charges related to intoxicated driving, there are many questions the accused and family will have about what's happening. A person can be arrested and charged with DUI, or a drunk driving related offense, and there are different severity levels when it comes to DUI. Rather, one-size DUI does not fit all. The highest level of DUI-related charge one could be facing is felony DUI.
If you or a loved one has been convicted of DUI and you are thinking of reinstating your driver's license, there are a few things to know. The entire experience of being charged with DUI to the sentencing, if convicted, can be pretty stressful. However, for many, license reinstatement is possible after having it revoked or suspended after DUI conviction. California law dictates this process and may apply differently to differing situations.
Everyone makes mistakes. However, when a person's blunders encroach on public safety, one can have a run-in with the law. This is exactly what appears to have happened to a local man after he allegedly ran his vehicle into some parked cars. He is now facing DUI charges in relation to what reportedly transpired that day.
It is one of the year's most joyous celebrations: Cinco de Mayo. The annual gala takes place this Saturday, with parties, music, dancing and more scheduled to take place across the East Bay from morning until well into the night. Of course, Mexican beers, margaritas and other alcoholic beverages will be part of the celebrations, which means that law enforcement agencies across California will be on the lookout for drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
A man who has been accused of causing the death of one of his sons is facing serious charges, according to local sources. The California man was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving following a car accident on Feb. 25 that resulted in the death of one of his sons and the serious injury of a second. If he is found guilty, he could face years in prison.
A motorcyclist in California lost his life in a recent automobile crash. Meanwhile, another individual involved in the accident was taken into custody for drunk driving. The fatal accident took place on a Sunday along the 5 Freeway.
A woman in California recently received a prison sentence for causing a fatal crash due to driving under the influence. The woman, who was just 17 at the time of the DUI collision, was both cocaine and alcohol impaired when the crash happened. She will spend four years behind bars.