Sunday, December 30, 2007

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December 30, 2007

Holiday California DUI / Drunk Driving / DWI road deaths down from last year

California DUI attorney news

At least one person was killed on Los Angeles County roads during the first 12 hours of the New Year's weekend, down from the three deaths reported last year by the California Highway Patrol.

The CHP reported no deaths, but its statistics did not include a male killed at Sunset Boulevard and Highland Avenue at 4:25 a.m. in a crash authorities say may have been caused by two other motorists street racing.

No fatalities were reported in Orange County between 6 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Saturday, according to the CHP.

Statewide, the CHP reported four fatalities this year - not including the fatality in Hollywood - down from last year's total of eight.

In Los Angeles County, CHP officers arrested 94 motorists on California DUI / Drunk Driving / DWI / suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, up from last year's total of 86.

Statewide, 362 motorists have been arrested on suspicion of California DUI / Drunk Driving / DWI, down from 388 last year.

The fatality totals are supposed to include all roads in California, while the CHP's California DUI / Drunk Driving / DWI totals do not include those arrested for California DUI / Drunk Driving / DWI by city police departments across the state.

Law agencies hold holiday California DUI / Drunk Driving / DWI patrols

Monterey County law enforcement agencies will continue their annual Avoid the 18 holiday crackdown on impaired driving, with extra California DUI / Drunk Driving / DWI patrols, freeway California DUI / Drunk Driving / DWI saturation and California DUI / Drunk Driving / DWI sobriety checkpoints through New Year's Day.

The 18 refers to the number of law enforcement agencies in Monterey County.

Monterey police will continue to field two-officer enforcement teams on overtime from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Seaside police plan California DUI / Drunk Driving / DWI saturation throughout the campaign and will adjust hours to cover prime California DUI / Drunk Driving / DWI times.

Salinas police plan stepped-up California DUI / Drunk Driving / DWI sobriety checkpoints and California DUI / Drunk Driving / DWI patrols, while the California Highway Patrol says it will conduct "maximum enforcement."

California DUI lawyers are also prepared to "step-up."