Wednesday, September 9, 2009

DUI Arrests on Labor Day Weekend

Holidays mean fun. However, people tend to be too engrossed with having fun that they forget some of their responsibilities. They become oblivious to the fact that it is not safe to drive while intoxicated.

During the Labor Day holiday weekend, the California Highway Patrol launched a DUI arrest throughout the country and cracked down on unsafe driving practices by holding checkpoints and increasing police visibility.

Their efforts yielded 35 arrests for drunk driving in Dana Point and Mission Viejo while10 arrests were made in Newport Beach.

In Orange County, 73 people were arrested for drunk driving. This figure was higher compared to 67 last year.

Statewide, 10 deaths were reported on highways. This is lower compared to 23 fatalities last year.

This only showed that with the increase patrol and sobriety checkpoints drunk drivers could be pinned down easily.

A victim of drunk driving can file a personal injury claim against the driver. With the help of a car accident lawyer, the case can successfully be decided in his favor.