Friday, December 21, 2007

California DUI lawyer updated arrest news

California DUI attorney news

More California DUI enforcement and safer streets are coming to Palm Desert, according to a press release from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

A recent $20,000 grant, awarded by the Office of Traffic Safety to the Palm Desert Police Department, will go to keeping the roadways safe through enforcement and education, according to California DUI police.

The grant will assist efforts to deal with increased impaired driving problems and reduce the number of people killed and injured in alcohol and drug-related traffic collisions.

Last year 1597 people were killed in more than 31,000 injured in California in drug and alcohol-related collisions, said California DUI police.

The grant will also be used for California DUI drunk driving checkpoints, which have been shown to significantly reduce DUI fatalities when used aggressively, according to California DUI police.

California DUI Police say the most positive aspects of DUI checkpoints are their ability to increase public awareness, prevent impaired driving and to encourage designating a sober driver.

Five drivers were arrested Thursday night during a California DUI sobriety and driver's license checkpoint at Belmont and Glenn avenues in central Fresno, police reported this morning.

Officers said the California DUI arrests bring the total to 63 at California DUI checkpoints since the department started a holiday crackdown on California DUI drunk drivers on Dec. 14.

Thursday's California DUI operation also resulted in 24 vehicles being impounded when their drivers were not able to produce a valid license, bringing the total of impounded vehicles at the checkpoints to 200.

In addition to California DUI checkpoints, the department is also conducting city-wide operations involving bar watches and DUI patrol saturations.

The special California DUI enforcement operation will run through Jan. 1.