Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Napa Convictions for DUI online

California DUI lawyer report of DUI / drunk driving arrests & dwi convictions

The Napa Valley Register publishes monthly statistics on arrests and convictions for driving under the influence -- and convictions for so-called "wet reckless" convictions -- in Napa County.

Arrest information is from the Napa County Sheriff's Department. Convictions, names and blood-alcohol levels are from Napa County Superior Court.
Convictions include cases where the person pleaded guilty or no contest to one or more drunk driving charges, or where one or more such charges resulted in a guilty verdict at trial.

Vehicle code violations considered are:

23152 -- driving under the influence

23103.5 -- reckless driving while under the influence

23153 -- causing injury to another while driving while under the influence

The blood-alcohol levels provided by the court are based on a variety of tests -- some taken at the scene of the arrest or county jail, others through a later blood test -- and have not necessarily been proven or admitted in court.

It is unlawful for any person to operate a vehicle if that person has a blood-alcohol level of .08 or more, according to the California Vehicle Code.