THE LATEST DUI NEWS IN CALIFORNIA
SOURCE: The EastSider - Thursday 19th December 2019
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey and City Attorney Mike Feuer joined law enforcement officials Wednesday in warning motorists that they could face arrest and prosecution if they drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs during the holiday season.
"This year, the message is even broader. It's not just about drinking and driving. It's about using drugs and driving," the city attorney said at a news conference at Los Angeles City Hall. "The number of cases involving driving under the influence of drugs that our office has handled has increased by 66 percent in just a couple of years."
WORLD PREMIER ON NPR'S KCRW
On Tuesday December 10th, the World Premier of Noah's new track "Loners" streamed live on the Jason Kramer show, KCRW's renowned tastemaker for new music. The track was produced by Johnny What (Walk The Moon, Fitz and the Tantrums, The Glitch Mob & Elohim) and mastered by John Greenham (Billie Eilish).
THANKSGIVING 2019 - LATEST FIGURES FROM THE CHP
According to the CHP, 867 people were arrested on suspicion of DUI during the holiday weekend and tragically 42 people died on California roadways according to the CHP.
The DUI arrests came during the CHP's the maximum enforcement period, which lasted from 6 p.m. Wednesday until 11:59 p.m. Sunday.
"At least 42 people were killed in a collision in CA during the Thanksgiving Maximum Enforcement Period. Sadly, during the 102-hour MEP, approximately 41% of the vehicle occupants killed within CHP jurisdiction were not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash," the CHP said in a statement.
DUI CHECKPOINTS WORK
High Visibility Enforcement using both DUI checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols has proven to lower the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug-impaired crashes. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized proactive DUI operations are conducted routinely.