Saturday, May 31, 2008

California DUI statistics for Wine Country

California DUI attorney update

May 31, 2008 14:15 p.m.

The Napa Valley Register publishes monthly statistics on California DUI arrests and California DUI convictions — and so-called “wet reckless” convictions — in Napa County. California DUI Statistics are published the first Monday of each month.

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.

California DUI vehicle code violations considered are: California DUI - 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 California DUI blood-alcohol levels provided by the court are based on a variety of California DUI tests — some taken at the scene of the arrest or county jail, others through a later blood test — and have not necessarily been proven or admitted in California DUI 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: 59
California DUI Convictions/pleas: 80

Reported California DUI blood-alcohol below .10 or unavailable: 18

Reported California DUI blood-alcohol between .10 and .19: 40

Reported California DUI blood-alcohol between .20 and .29: 19

Reported California DUI blood-alcohol between .30 and .39: 3

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