Thursday, May 22, 2008

California DUI in Monterey this weekend.

California DUI lawyer news

May 22, 2008

To handle the influx of motorists - and to deter them from California DUI / driving while intoxicated - the California Highway Patrol will increase California DUI traffic enforcement in the Salinas area for this holiday Day weekend.

The "Maximum Enforcement Period" will bring 33 California DUI officers to Monterey County highways from 1:45 p.m. Friday to 6:15 a.m. Tuesday, said Monterey Area CHP Capt. Scott Lynch.

The three main concerns for the CHP are California DUI -drunken driving, speeding and safety belt usage. Last Memorial Day weekend the Monterey Area CHP made 40 driving-under-the-influence arrests, a number that is significantly higher than the average weekend, Lynch said. Statewide the CHP made 1,614 California DUI arrests over the three-day weekend.

The Monterey Area CHP also reported 29 collisions last Memorial Day weekend, with two being California DUI -related and no fatalities. Statewide the CHP reports 37 people died in car crashes during the same period.