Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Drive to MADD without a license? California DUI cops may bust

California DUI attorney news

A sting targeting unlicensed drivers - many because of a California DUI - in the South Bay turns up more than California DUI police expected, California DUI lawyers hear.

California DUI Officers from the Chula Vista Police Department's DUI unit conducted a zero-tolerance DUI sting on Tuesday at the Chula Vista courthouse.

The California DUI sting was held in conjunction with a discussion panel by Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Many California DUI offenders are required by the court to attend and California DUI police said often times, the California DUI offenders drive to court on a suspended license. Those without valid drivers licenses can have their California DUI cars impounded.

During the California DUI sting, two men were arrested on charges of carrying a concealed weapon, California DUI officers said.

The California DUI men, from Alabama, were licensed to carry guns in that state but not in California. Both are facing charges of carrying a concealed weapon. Another is facing a misdemeanor drug charges. Police said the smell of marijuana raised suspicion and resulted in a search. A California DUI officer said the guns were found in the men's waistbands.

A total of 27 cars were impounded and 37 citations were issued for various vehicle code violations, California DUI police said.

Funding for the California DUI program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.