Los Angeles County reports that from December 13 to New Year's Day,
2,268 people were arrested for drinking and driving related incidents.
The number of arrests is up from last year. Agencies plan to continue
the crackdown on Super Bowl Sunday, St. Patrick's Day and Memorial
Day. Other agencies also report significant increases in the number of
DUI arrests over this 20 day "maximum enforcement period." With
the success of the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" Campaign
– expect to see more checkpoints and saturation patrols throughout
the year. Many agencies received significant grants from the California
Office of Traffic Safety. Across California, the money is being used to
put more officers on the roads and set up more DUI checkpoints.
The Law Offices of Scott Henry always recommends that if you plan on drinking
– don't drive. Designate a sober driver. It simply is not worth
the risk. If you are arrested for driving under the influence then you
need to contact a qualified attorney immediately. Do not wait until it
is too late. Remember, you only have 10 days from the date of arrest to
contact the California DMV or risk the automatic suspension of your driving
privileges. If you or someone you know has been arrested for driving under
the influence, contact our office today at 888-444-7210.