Tuesday, March 4, 2008

California DUI Napa Valley monthly report

California DUI attorney news

The Napa Valley Register and napavalleyregister.com publishes monthly statistics on California DUI arrests and California DUI convictions for California DUI driving under the influence — and so-called “wet reckless” convictions — in Napa County.

California DUI Arrest information is from the Napa County Sheriff’s Department. California DUI Convictions, names and blood-alcohol levels are from Napa County Superior Court.

California DUI Convictions include cases in which 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: driving under the influence (Vehicle Code section 23152), reckless driving while under the influence (23103.5) and causing injury to another while driving while under the influence (23153).

The blood-alcohol levels provided by the California DUI court are based on a variety of tests — some taken at the scene of the California DUI 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.

California DUI Arrests: 50

California DUI Convictions/pleas: 63

California DUI Reported blood-alcohol below .10 or unavailable: 15

California DUI Reported blood-alcohol between .10 and .19: 34

California DUI Reported blood-alcohol between .20 and .29: 13

California DUI Reported blood-alcohol between .30 and .39: 1