Monday, January 28, 2013

On January 31, 2013, there will be a dedication of a California highway sign in Santee in memory of Pamela who was killed by a drunk driver. Visuals include the freeway sign and the wrecked SUV, California DUI lawyers announce


On September 20, 2009, a 17‐year‐old girl decided to get behind the wheel of a car while intoxicated
on alcohol and drugs, California DUI attorneys relate.  As she left a party in La Mesa, east San Diego county, she struck a car, injuring that driver. The teen then left the scene of the crash and drove to Santee. When she came off SR‐125 at more than 70 miles per hour, she unfortunately struck the SUV of Pamela Sue Marabeas on Mission Gorge Road, California DUI lawyers are told.


On January 31, 2013, there will be a San Diego county dedication of a California highway sign in Santee in memory of Pamela  who was killed by a drunk driver. Visuals include the California freeway sign and the wrecked SUV.


The mangled SUV is now being used in Sheriff's Start Smart classes as a visual reminder of the deadly
consequences of drunk driving.   Since June 2010, free Start Smart classes have been regularly offered to newdrivers and their parents/guardians so they clearly understand their responsibilities when a teen starts to
drive. The class also clarifies the restrictions of a provisional license and social host rules in the county. There was a class five days in San Diego's 4S Del Norte High School.


Alcohol often plays a role in Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day celebrations. The San Diego County
Sheriff’s Department wants to remind you that the best way to stay safe on the roads and avoid
harming your loved ones or someone else’s, is to remain responsible, and that means planning ahead, not driving drunk, and designating a sober driver.

From 2006 to 2012 at the intersection of SR‐125 and Mission Gorge Road, here are some California DUI stats:

61 traffic collisions
14 caused by a California DUI driver
16 caused by speeding
Of the 61 crashes, three were deadly.
Of the three deadly crashes, two were caused by California DUI, one by a floor mat stuck on the accelerator.



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