Tuesday, February 26, 2008

MADD bill requires interlocks in all California DUI cases

California DUI attorney news

Assemblymember Mike Feuer introduced AB 2784, which requires the installation of an ignition interlock device (IID) on any vehicle owned or operated by a person convicted of a California DUI - driving under the influence (DUI) offense. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and the California Highway Patrol are naturally the sponsors of the California DUI bill.

In 2006, there were 199,147 California DUI arrests made statewide in California, which averages out to 545 California DUI arrests every day. Of those California DUI arrests, 42,849 were repeat offenders. In this same year California DUI drivers caused 37,981 California DUI collisions, resulting in the deaths of 983 people and injuries to 23,191. On average, MADD's mad science (without factual support) maintains a driver arrested for California DUI has driven under the influence 87 times before being stopped for California DUI. AB 2784 is MADD´s number one legislative priority this year. Where they come up with 87 is beyond speculation.

"AB 2784 will save lives." claims Feuer. "This bill will prevent DUI drivers from starting their vehicles when they have alcohol in their systems, while affording them the freedom to attend to their daily activities."

The California DUI bill will be heard in their first policy committees in March and April. California DUI lawyers need to bring in these folks for a reality check.