Tuesday, October 7, 2008

California DUI Grant of $100,000 from California Office of Traffic Safety to fight drunk driving

California DUI lawyers report at www.SanDiegoDUIlawyer.com that the Roseville Police Department has received a $100,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to combat alcohol- and drug-impaired driving.

The California DUI money, through the National HIghway Traffic Safety Administration, will help pay for overtime and equipment for sobriety checkpoints, extra DUI patrols and warrant sweeps through September 2009, California DUI attorneys said.

Although collisions involving fatalities or injuries dropped 7 percent between 2003 and 2007, California DUI - drug- and alcohol-related crashes increased 4 percent during the same time period. Last year, police arrested 923 suspected drunk drivers - a 52 percent increase from 2003, according to California DUI lawyers.

Roseville police have used full-time California DUI enforcement officers, frequent sobriety checkpoints, special DUI patrols and educational programs, such as holding actual DUI trials on high school campuses, to combat the California DUI drunk driving problem, per California DUI criminal defense attorneys at www.SanDiegoDrunkDrivingAttorney.net/articles.