Friday, November 28, 2008

California DUI arrests down Thanksgiving day weekend

Good news: California DUI criminal defense lawyers at California drunk driving criminal defense attorneys report that California drunk driving arrests in Los Angeles County by the California Highway Patrol were down significantly at the start of this Thanksgiving weekend, California DUI criminal defense lawyers at California drunk driving criminal defense attorneys said today.

On Wednesday, the first night of the CHP's maximum enforcement period during this holiday weekend, 49 people were arrested by CHP officers for driving drunk in Los Angeles County, California DUI criminal defense lawyers at California drunk driving criminal defense attorneys survey said.

Eighty arrests were made during the same 12-hour period one year ago, according to California DUI criminal defense lawyers and California drunk driving criminal defense attorneys.

This drop in DUI arrests may have greatly contributed to the lack of Los Angeles fatalities overnight in the CHP's jurisdiction.

Statewide, the numbers were not as dramatic, but the news is still good. According to the CHP arrests of DUI drivers were down more than 25 percent from 2007, with 237 arrests versus 318 last year, California DUI criminal defense lawyers and California drunk driving criminal defense attorneys said. Unfortunately, there were also five fatalities in the state overnight.

The California Highway Patrol's jurisdiction includes all state highways and county roads in unincorporated areas, but does not include most city surface streets.