Sunday, August 23, 2009

15,000 Chinese arrested for DUI in a couple of days

Chinese police arrested about 15,000 people for DUI in a 2 month nationwide crackdown on drunk driving.

The DUI campaign was launched to prevent serious traffic accidents two months ahead of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in October.

There's been no decline in the number of DUI cases were reported since the campaign was launched a week ago.

Among these drivers, 2,052 or 13.7 percent recorded a blood alcohol concentrations at or above 80 mg per 100 ml when seized by the police, according to State Ministry.

Males make up about 98% of drunk drivers while 72% of DUI drivers are 30 to 49.

Once DUI drivers are caught, drivers licenses are suspended for 3 or 6 months. In serious cases, the drunk driver is detained for 15 days. If a DUI driver is caught 2 times in a year, his or her license will be revoked for 2to 5 years.

No idea on how a DUI criminal defense attorney operates in this system.