Saturday, December 27, 2008

California DUI arrests down statewide, checkpoints still going on throughout California looking for drunk drivers

California DUI criminal defense lawyers and California DUI criminal defense attorneys are told The California Highway Patrol on Friday said that so far this holiday season, DUI arrests are down statewide.

California DUI Officers have arrested 409 motorists for suspected California DUI drunk driving, and 11 people have been killed in DUI-related accidents statewide since Wednesday.

Last year at this time, the CHP tallied 13 California DUI drunken-driving related fatalities and 977 California DUI arrests in the state.

In the Bay Area, CHP officers have arrested 48 suspected California DUI / drunken drivers, down from last year's total of 164 of California DUI arrests.

There have been no DUI fatalities in the Bay Area since Wednesday; last year, three California DUI deaths on Bay Area roads were linked to holiday imbibing.

The CHP's heightened holiday California DUI enforcement ends Sunday.

Friday, December 19, 2008, the Riverside Police Department conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on Arlington Avenue east of Brockton Avenue in the City of Riverside. Several Volunteers, Police Explorers, and a cadet from the Department were on hand to assist with the California DUI effort.

The California DUI checkpoint was in operation between the hours of 6:00 PM and 12:00 AM; more than 1726 vehicles drove through the California DUI checkpoint. There were three (3) subjects arrested for California DUI, sixty-two (62) citations were issued, and fifty (50) vehicles were impounded.

Funding for this California DUI program was provided by a California DUI grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

California Criminal Defense Attorney Rick Mueller recently spoke at the California Attorneys For Criminal Justice annual DUI seminar in Rancho Mirage, California: http://www.cacj.org/Events/forms/DUI%20Brochure%20Final.pdf . The California criminal defense lawyers who attended informed the President of the California DUI Lawyers Association that California DUI criminal defense attorney Rick Mueller was excellent. Rick has been asked to speak again - at the California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA) DUI seminar.

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