Friday, June 20, 2008

California DUI attorneys say DUI arrest effort successful

California DUI attorneys report the California Highway Patrol's "Statewide Driving Under the Influence Reduction Effort" grant has concluded.

Under the $5-million project, CHP personnel were deployed on an overtime basis with the mission of removing impaired drivers from California's roadways, per California DUI attorneys. The grants were awarded by the state Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, according to California DUI attorneys.

During the project's enforcement period 233 DUI driver's license checkpoints and 66 DUI task force operations were conducted, and nearly 40,545 overtime hours were expended providing proactive DUI roving patrol, California DUI attorneys sources say. As a result, 2,971 DUI arrests were made by CHP officers, California DUI attorneys hear.

The goal of the project was to reduce the number of people killed and injured in alcoholinvolved collisions. Through the enforcement efforts the grant provided, the CHP was able to reduce the number of DUI drivers on the roadways, as told to California DUI attorneys.

The CHP urges motorists to help reduce the incidence of DUI fatalities and injuries by not drinking and driving, per California DUI attorneys.

The CHP has received another grant for a similar anti - DUI campaign during the 2008-09 fiscal year, per California DUI attorneys .