Saturday, May 19, 2012

Drunk Driving arrests, California convictions, Superior Court penalties, and DUI/alcohol/drug-related accident deaths are among the key categories of items released in new Report, lawyers say

Drunk Driving arrests, California convictions, Superior Court penalties, and DUI/alcohol/drug-related accident deaths are among the key categories of items discussed by attorneys in this report by DMV:

1. 195,879 people in California were arrested for DUI in 2010

2. Median age of a person accused of DUI in 2010 was 30 years

3. 77.2% of 2009 DUI arrests resulted in convictions

4. Alcohol/drug-involved accident deaths decreased by 15.2% in 2010

This California DMV annual DUI - MIS data system and report made improved changes to the ID of inappropriate reporting of DUI conviction data from California Superior courts to the DMV, lawyers say. San Diego Attorneys are also told the system created major initiatives to improve the tracking and reporting of DUI cases.

2012 California DUI Management Information System (DUI - MIS) report tracks the processing of offenders through the DUI system from the point of drunk driving arrest to DUI - related conviction and license actions.

DUI accident crashes are mostly alcohol related, but drug involved deaths rose by 63% during the last 10 years.

California's DUI report says when drugs are involved in death crashes the number of fatalities rose from 428 in 2000 to 696 in 2010. A total of 1,416 people were killed in accidents in 2010 in which alcohol and/or drugs were involved.

DMV's report said # of drivers between eighteen and twenty years of age involved in alcohol related fatal and injury crashes increased from years 1999 to 2009. But it did show that the number of drivers under age 18 involved in the same types of crashes decreased over the past 10 years.