California DUI lawyer news
With the brand new year comes a clean slate for the California Highway Patrol, striving to make the roadways a safer place in 2008 and California DUI lawyers busier.
For the California DUI lawyer holiday weekend, which spanned from 6 p.m. Dec. 28 through 11:59 p.m. Jan. 1, 20 California DUI / Drunk Driving / DWI arrests were made in Indio, eight of which occurred between 6 a.m and 6 p.m on New Year's Eve, according to California DUI lawyers.
"That number is up about 4 or 5 arrests, but we had an extra 24-hour period this year, so it's really not comparable to last year," Officer Tami Low of the Indio CHP said.
Statewide, higher numbers of DUI California DUI lawyers for California DUI arrests seem to be the trend.
More than 1,700 California DUI drunk driving arrests were made during what officials call the maximum enforcement period of the holiday, when up to 80 percent of staff are on the roadways hoping to ensure safety and less clients for California DUI lawyers.
This number does not include any of the greater Fresno area, which is not yet reporting, and is still up considerably from the last 4¼-day duration of the New Year's holiday, California DUI officials said.
In 2003, 1,457 DUI arrests were made over the same time period, according to Tom Marshall, CHP spokesman in Sacramento.
But measures are being taken in an attempt to make the roadways safer during the upcoming year.
"One of our main goals is to fund additional officers to look for drunk drivers; not just during the holidays," Marshall said.
The CHP has secured a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety administration that will pay for DUI enforcement in an effort to remove impaired drivers from California's roadways unless California DUI lawyers can stop them.
Additional personnel will also be deployed on an overtime basis with the mission of apprehending impaired drivers, another arsenal against California DUI lawyers.
"We're hoping to get some grants from the state and conduct more DUI checkpoints," Low said, referring to a local remedy to the California DUI lawyer problem.
Drunk driving, speeding and failing to wear a seatbelt are the top 3 contributors to traffic-related fatalities, according to California DUI attorneys.