Sunday, October 26, 2014

San Diego announces California DUI Patrols for Halloween

San Diego Sheriff's California DUI Deputies To Crackdown On Drunk Drivers On Halloween: additional San Diego California DUI Patrols Scheduled

On October 31st, deputies will be conducting additional San Diego California DUI patrols in communities within the jurisdiction of the Sheriff's Department, attorneys are told.

While children have a ghoulishly fun time trick or treating on Halloween, San Diego California DUI Sheriff's Deputies will be busy looking for San Diego California DUI drivers across San Diego County.

Deputies arrested six drivers for San Diego California DUI on Halloween last year. Five people were arrested for San Diego California DUI driving on Halloween 2012. So far this year, 1,311 people have been arrested for San Diego California DUI by the Sheriff's Department. In 2013, deputies arrested 1,888 people for driving drunk San Diego California, lawyers say.

The goal is to get San Diego California DUI drivers off our roads and prevent crashes that can cause serious injury or death.

Here are some sober rider options for Halloween:

• Be My Designated Driver
• Metropolitan Transit System (MTS)
• North County Transit District (NCTD)

"You should never drink and drive, especially on Halloween when children are out on the street." said Sheriff Bill Gore. "If you drink, get a designated driver. Remember: BUZZED DRIVING IS DRUNK DRIVING!"

The message is:  San Diego California DUI, It's Just Not Worth It. Watch the San Diego Sheriff's Department California DUI  public safety video on the high price of drinking and driving by clicking on the image on the right.

Funding for this San Diego California DUI program is from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Friday, October 24, 2014

New Way to Use Cell Phone to Get DUI Dismissed in California, attorneys relate

If you enjoy nude or half-nude photographs of yourself, keep them on your cell phone.  If arrested for California DUI, and a cop decides to forward those photos to his or her phone, your lawyer can probably move to dismiss the drunk driving charges no matter how high your blood alcohol level is.

One such California Highway Patrol officer is accused of sending nude photos of a drunk driving suspect to his own cell phone.  But that's not news because it's a "game" among the California Highway Patrol DUI cops, attorneys discover.

Criminal Prosecutors in Contra Costa County filed felony computer theft charges against California Highway Patrol DUI Officer Sean Harrington, who investigators said forwarded (stole) the photos during an Aug. 29 DUI traffic stop.

The 35-year-old Harrington and his partner stopped the woman, whose name was not released, on Interstate 680 in San Ramon for an unsafe lane change, reported the Contra Costa Times.

Officers said the woman failed field sobriety tests, and she was taken into custody after blowing .29%, nearly comatose.

The woman told investigators that Harrington asked for the password to her cell phone, which she provided.
Investigators said Harrington found photos of the woman in a bikini or partially nude and then forwarded six of them to his own cell phone about 2:08 a.m.

The woman’s iPhone was synced with her iPad using the iCloud service, investigators said, which revealed the photos had been sent to a number with an 707 area code at the time she was in police custody.

She researched the number and found it belonged to the officer who arrested her, prosecutors said.

Police executed a search warrant last week at Harrington’s home, where they said they found photographs, text messages, and instant messages from the woman’s phone on the officer’s electronic devices.

The woman’s drunken driving case was dismissed due to the investigation into the photo theft.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

MADD walks San Diego California October 18th

The MADD folks have gone mad about raising money to try to stop any one from driving DUI, in California and San Diego county, lawyers are told.

"Get the latest updates for San Diego Walk Like MADD

Walk like MADD is your chance to do something about drunk driving in our community. This year, thousands of people in over 60 cities around the nation will participate in 5K events to eliminate drunk driving from our roadways. Will you join us? See all San Diego updates "
- See more at: http://support.madd.org/site/TR/WalkLikeMADD/WalkLikeMADDwlm_?pg=entry&fr_id=3570#sthash.QgoVumtH.dpuf

Monday, October 6, 2014

MADD Information for all California Counties

San Diego County MADD information is provided here by San Diego County DUI Law Center's attorney Rick Mueller.  Below are the new MADD numbers presently listed for other counties in California.

Please only call (858) 564-0785 or 564-0780 for MADD if you need to call about San Diego County MADD information.

MADD Victim Impact Panel Phone Number Information for other California Counties (outside of San Diego County):

Alameda County 800 426-6233
Bay Area, Oakland 800 426-6233
Central California, Fresno 916 481-6233
Humboldt County 916 481-6233
Los Angeles County 310 215-2905
Orange County 949 224-9900
Placerville, Placer  916 481-6233
Riverside County, Moreno Valley 800 426-6233
Sacramento County 916 481-6233
San Bernardino County 909 888 6233
San Jose County closed - see Bay Area, Oakland or call 800 426-6233
Shasta County, Redding 800 426-6233 to schedule appointment
Ventura County 310 215-2905
Yolo County 916 481-6233