Thursday, December 27, 2007

Mischa Barton arrested among flurry of California DUI holiday busts

California DUI attorney news

Former OC star and ex-girlfriend of Cisco “saggy balls” Adler, Mischa Barton was pulled over for California DUI drunk driving early this morning around 3:00am in West Hollywood on the corner of Santa Monica and La Cienega.

Barton was arrested for DUI, driving on a suspended license, and possession of illegal narcotics. A press release from the L.A. County Sheriff’s department stated, " she was seen straddling two lanes of traffic and failed to signal when making a turn." When deputies pulled her over, they determined that she "was an unlicensed driver and was California DUI - driving while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage." Mischa is being held on 10,000 dollars bail and is reportedly being “very cooperative”. And just like Nicole, Paris and Lindsay, her mugshot seems like any other photo op.

This isn’t the first sign of trouble for Barton who was hospitalized in May after mixing antibiotics and alcohol. Her nineteen-year old younger sister, Hania, went into rehab earlier this year for addiction to painkillers.

California DUI lawyer info

California DUI Arrest numbers during the holiday period on suspicion of DUI continue to rise throughout the Bay Area.
Some 125 California DUI law enforcement agencies are on the streets and freeways throughout the area this month to apprehend those who choose to California DUI - drive while under the influence, and the agencies will continue the saturation through New Year's Day.

The California DUI effort is launched by the Bay Area Regional AVOID program.

During the first 12 days of the California DUI campaign -- from 12:01 a.m. Dec. 14 through midnight Dec. 25, officers from the various law enforcement agencies reported arresting 2,047 people on suspicion of California DUI / DWI/ Drunk Driving / driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This is up appreciably from the same period in 2006. During the first 12 days of the California DUI AVOID campaign in 2006, California DUI officers had arrested 1,920 people in connection with DUI.

Unfortunately, California DUI officials said, there have been four deaths attributed to an impaired driver on Bay Area roadways.

The numbers are provisional, as a number of the California DUI agencies have not reported.

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