Startling Report Reveals Approximately 40 Million Americans Each Year Drive Under the Influence

According to a report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), each year approximately 40 million Americans are driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs each year. A startling statistic to most but even more surprising is that some states’ driving under the influence rates top 20 percent of its drivers each year. According […] Read more »

California Sobriety Checkpoints

Police agencies have been increasing anti-DUI awareness across the state of California by strictly adhering with the enforcement of DUI laws. This is evident by the vast number of sobriety checkpoints popping up more than ever before. The California Highway Patrol and local police agencies feel these checkpoints create awareness amongst the general public about the risk of being caught and arrested for drinking and driving. Read more »

DUI Arrests Available on Facebook?

One Orange County city may use public admonishment as its next tactic to decrease the number of drunk drivers on the roads. In a city council meeting on Monday, November 15, 2010, Huntington Beach Councilmember Devin Dwyer proposed a plan to list the names of people arrested for driving under the influence in the city on the social networking website, Facebook. Read more »

Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana

When it comes to driving under the influence, most everyone is aware of Vehicle Code Section 23152 (b) which states it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol level of 0.08% or higher. It is Vehicle Code Section 23152 (a) which many are not as familiar. Read more »

New California DUI Laws In 2010

California is tightening the screws on drunk driving offenses on July 1, 2010.  Drivers who are caught operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol face two new laws that pertain to the installation of ignition interlock devices, and restricted license requirements.  These new regulations even apply to first time offenders. Read more »

Labor Day “Avoid” DUI Campaign Results

The 2011 Summer/Labor Day Avoid Anti- DUI task forces numbers are in regarding DUI arrests across the state.  The crackdown period ran for 18 days from 12:01 AM on August 19, 2011 to 12:00 AM September 5, 2011. In Los Angeles County, 2,795 individuals were arrested for DUI, a statistic that may seem startling but […] Read more »

What is SCRAM?

The SCRAM bracelet uses the same fuel cell technology used by most portable breath testing devices to detect and measure alcohol. The bracelet measures ethanol vapor as it passes through the skin via a sensor pack. The measurements obtained transdermally are then converted from perspiration to a blood alcohol content. Read more »