Saturday, December 27, 2014

California DUI arrests are up in San Diego and California over Christmas & New Year's holidays for 2014, attorneys report

285 people were arrested for California DUI by CHP throughout the state- up from 221 last year, California DUI attorneys report. 15 fatalities were reported across all law enforcement agencies - three times as many as last Christmas, according to the DUI report.  2 peopled died in San Diego, say California DUI lawyers.

CHP said 12 of the 15 deaths happened within their jurisdiction, which is freeways and all roads in unincorporated areas. One of those deaths was a pedestrian; the other 11 were in vehicles. Seven were not wearing seat belts.

A California DUI report released by CHP said 18 people were arrested and two died in San Diego County between 6 p.m. Christmas Eve and 8 a.m. the day after Christmas. That's 6 more arrests than last year and the same number of fatalities.  So more people were arrested in San Diego on suspicion of drunk driving this Christmas than last year.

A man died in the Midway District as he was running across the road Christmas evening.