California used funds of $8,000,000 up from the normal $5,000,000 towards roving drunk driving patrols,saturation and DUI checkpoints. Laws which went into effect (except not in a number of counties, including San Diego) which would require even first time offenders to have IIDs - Ignition Interlock Devices installed in their vehicles.
Ignition Interlock Devices are breathalyzers that hook into the starter of one's vehicle. At the start of the vehicle, one must pass the breathing test for the car to start.
The gadget has one continue breathing into the machine to keep the automobile in operation. The devices must be calibrated on a continual basis with all data uploaded and
saved for court and DMV purposes. Per California Office of Traffic Safety an increase of DUI arrests was expected to be 60% for the year of 2010 throughout
With the holiday season in the rear-view mirror, many DUI arrests took place in San Diego County, lawyers say.
California DUI penalties are tough: jail, fines, fees, the body-killer "stress," and the possibility of killing yourself or someone else. A AAA membership entitles its members for a limited number of free tows up to seven miles. They will drive you and tow your vehicle home. Taxis are a safe alternative, expensive, but nothing compared to the fees associated with a DUI in San Diego California.