DUI arrests both locally and across the state increased this year from last year. The CHP reported that the number of people arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol drugs or both increased significantly from 2009 to 2010. The number of DUI related collisions was the same as last year and happily, no fatal collisions were reported this year or last year in Ventura County. Sadly, the CHP reported there were nine people killed during Thanksgiving weekend in DUI related collisions.
Let’s be smart out there. Don’t drink and drive. Use a designated driver, take a taxi or even rent a limo. That’s right, I said rent a limo. The cost of renting a limo or paying a professional to drive you for the night is thousands of dollars less than the cost of a DUI.
If you have questions about DUI or any other criminal law matter call me, Jeffrey Vallens