Recent Drunk Driving Checkpoints

Law Enforcement Are Still Conducting Checkpoints Across Orange County Driving under the influence (DUI) is one of the most commonly charged offenses in Southern California. Recently, law enforcement officers have stepped up their efforts to catch drunk drivers in the act. Sobriety checkpoints are still legal in California, although they must follow certain requirements to …

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What Is a Collaborative Court?

Understanding California’s DUI/DWI Courts Based on drug court models, several jurisdictions within the California court system have implemented DUI/DWI courts for multiple offenders. Collaborative courts, such as ones for repeat DUI offenders, Veterans, drug offenders, and mental health disorders, generally focus on rehabilitation and community treatment in lieu of strict incarceration. According to the California …

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Will California Join Utah in Lowering Legal Drinking Limit to 0.05%?

Considerations for Lowering California’s Legal BAC limit from .08% to .05% In 2019, a bill was introduced by Assembly Members Burke and Flora with principal coauthor Senator Hill to reduce California’s legal blood alcohol concentration limit from 0.08% to 0.05%. Unfortunately, Assembly Bill 1713 died in committee and is currently inactive, but calls to join …

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Benefits of SCRAM CAM

Understanding Continuous Transdermal Alcohol Monitoring In December 2007, the Traffic Injury Research Foundation published “Continuous Transdermal Alcohol Monitoring: A Premier for Criminal Justice Professionals.” The primer explained how revolutionary technology was being used to help courts verify and hold individuals accountable to alcohol abstinence orders. The technology was relatively new at the time, although it …

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Spring Break DUI Statistics

The Deadly Truth Behind Spring Break Drinking According to the Texas Department of Transportation, during Spring Break in 2019, there were 444 alcohol-related traffic accidents involving young adults. 11 people were killed and 27 were seriously injured. In order to combat this deadly problem, the Texas Department of Public Transportation launched a statewide campaign to …

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Recent Drunk Driving Accidents in Orange County

News Related to Driving Under the Influence in Southern California March 2021 – Fatal Pedestrian Accident Near Stanton (Orange County Register) A person suspected of driving under the influence near Stanton was arrested after allegedly striking a pedestrian crossing Katella Avenue.  February 2021 – Fatal DUI Crash in Tustin (Orange County Register) According to the …

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