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 »

Driving on a Suspended License

An arrest for driving under the influence not only brings the possibility of jail time, alcohol education classes, and probation; it also can result in two separate license suspensions which can dramatically affect a person’s livelihood. The concern police officials are currently having is that those who do receive this consequence are not taking it seriously. Read more »