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  2. Mark is involved with the San Diego Bar Association serving on its legal panel.

  3. Due to his legal experience Mark Deniz has the privilege of serving on several attorney panels.

  4. Avvo Top Contributor 2015 DUI

    Mark Deniz is a top contributor on Avvo providing outstanding legal advice. Mark Deniz also serves on the Avvo Legal Panel. The only San Diego Criminal Defense attorney who is on the panel.

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    Mark Deniz has been named one of The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys “Top 10” Attorneys.

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Sunday is the Super Bowl of San Diego DUIs

The police will be out in force in San Diego this weekend during the super bowl time slots.  

 If you plan on partying during the Super Bowl -- don't drink and drive. Uber is so available here in San Diego it has to be used.  Find a friend who can be the DD.  Just do not take thr risk.

I have a feeling this game will trudge along with it being a game in the 4th quarter.  If it was a blowout then maybe there would be less drinking because people would be packing up.

If you do find yourself arrested you need to call my office ASAP.

Lets have a great cap to the weekend and enjoy the game. 

Law enforcement will have extra officers and deputies on duty patrolling the streets and freeways.

The extra patrols begin Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. and will last until 5 a.m. Monday.

AAA says there are more crashes on Super Bowl Sunday than any other Sunday in January or February.  

I would be especially cautious near saturation zones and when on the I-8 and I-5.  

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Be careful driving on Super Bowl Sunday. Your chance of being involved in a crash tied to drunk driving can be as much as double that of a normal Sunday in January or February, according to California safety officials and the Auto Club of Southern California.

They looked at five years of California crash data and found there was a 77% increase in alcohol-related crashes causing injury or death on Super Bowl Sunday.

In Los Angeles, the number of alcohol-related crashes runs 57% higher on Super Bowl Sunday. And in San Diego, the number is more than double, up 117%.

"Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest one-day sporting event in the United States and unfortunately one of the most dangerous days on California's roads and highways," state Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said. "Every one of us has a responsibility to ensure we do not contribute to the problem by allowing a drunk or drugged driver to hit the road on Super Bowl Sunday."

The analysis reviewed the number of alcohol-related fatal and injury crashes that occurred from 5 p.m. Sunday through 4 a.m. the following day for the five Super Bowl Sundays from 2009 to 2013 compared with other Sundays during January and February.

"We encourage everyone to make a plan -- designate a sober driver ahead of time, contact a ride-sharing service or use a taxi or public transportation," said Robert Bouttier, the Auto Club's chief executive.

Here are the raw numbers:

• In California, there were 294 fatal and injury crashes on Super Bowl Sundays from 2009 through 2013 versus 166 for the comparable other Sundays - or 26 extra per year.

In San Diego County, there were 40 fatal and injury crashes on Super Bowl Sundays versus 18 on the comparable other Sundays.

The chance of being involved in a crash tied to drunk driving can be as much as double that of a normal Sunday in January or February, according to California safety officials and the Auto Club of Southern California.

They looked at five years of California crash data and found there was a 77% increase in alcohol-related crashes causing injury or death on Super Bowl Sunday, Los Angeles Times reported.

In Los Angeles, the number of alcohol-related crashes runs 57% higher on Super Bowl Sunday. And in San Diego, the number is more than double, up 117%.

"Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest one-day sporting event in the United States and unfortunately one of the most dangerous days on California's roads and highways," state Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said. "Every one of us has a responsibility to ensure we do not contribute to the problem by allowing a drunk or drugged driver to hit the road on Super Bowl Sunday."

The analysis reviewed the number of alcohol-related fatal and injury crashes that occurred from 5 p.m. Sunday through 4 a.m. the following day for the five Super Bowl Sundays from 2009 to 2013 compared with other Sundays during January and February.

. It's a night Sgt. Nick Doko, an acting sergeant with the CHP office based in Hayward, has had to work ten years in a row. He compares it to New Year's Eve.


"People like to celebrate, have a good time, and alcohol's often a part of that," Dokosaid. "We're certainly okay with people having a good time but we always want to make sure people know that if you've had anything to drink at a party, your best bet is to have someone else that's going to be the designated driver."

According to the CHP, there were 221 alcohol-involved collisions across the state on Super Bowl Sunday 2012, injuring 114 people and killing five. On Super Bowl Sunday 2013, the CHP made a total of 390DUI arrests.

"We know the Super Bowl is a time when people like to celebrate, and unfortunately, there are instances where people will celebrate and choose to drive," added Sgt. Doko.

Thanks to special grant money from the Office of Traffic Safety, theCHP has been able to add extra officers on patrol for the Super Bowl.

"We have about four officers on a Super Bowl Task Force, and we just had four officers on a Speeding and Dangerous Violations Task Force," explained Sgt. Doko. "That's an additional eight officers than we normally have on an night like this."

The problem only got worse as the Bay Area experience the first bit of substantial rain this year.

"You'll see people during the day have no impairment but they just don't judge the roads. We haven't had rain in awhile. People forget oil comes up to the surface, you need to slow down. Those people are spinning out. Then add alcohol into that which impairs your judgment."

In San Francisco, police also added more officers to patrol the city and look for drunk drivers. The saturated patrol began at 5 p.m. and will run until Monday at 1 a.m.The full article can be found here.

The full article can be found here.

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Relevant laws:

23152. (a) It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage to drive a vehicle. (b) It is unlawful for a person who has 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a vehicle. For purposes of this article and Section 34501.16, percent, by weight, of alcohol in a person's blood is based upon grams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood or grams of alcohol per 210 liters of breath. In any prosecution under this subdivision, it is a rebuttable presumption that the person had 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood at the time of driving the vehicle if the person had 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood at the time of the performance of a chemical test within three hours after the driving. (c) It is unlawful for a person who is addicted to the use of any drug to drive a vehicle. This subdivision shall not apply to a person who is participating in a narcotic treatment program approved pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 11875) of Chapter 1 of Part 3 of Division 10.5 of the Health and Safety Code. (d) It is unlawful for a person who has 0.04 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a commercial motor vehicle, as defined in Section 15210. In any prosecution under this subdivision, it is a rebuttable presumption that the person had 0.04 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood at the time of driving the vehicle if the person had 0.04 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood at the time of the performance of a chemical test within three hours after the driving. (e) It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any drug to drive a vehicle. (f) It is unlawful for a person who is under the combined influence of any alcoholic beverage and drug to drive a vehicle. (g) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2014. 23153. (a) It is unlawful for a person, while under the influence of any alcoholic beverage to drive a vehicle and concurrently do any act forbidden by law, or neglect any duty imposed by law in driving the vehicle, which act or neglect proximately causes bodily injury to any person other than the driver. (b) It is unlawful for a person, while having 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a vehicle and concurrently do any act forbidden by law, or neglect any duty imposed by law in driving the vehicle, which act or neglect proximately causes bodily injury to any person other than the driver. In any prosecution under this subdivision, it is a rebuttable presumption that the person had 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood at the time of driving the vehicle if the person had 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood at the time of the performance of a chemical test within three hours after driving. (c) In proving the person neglected any duty imposed by law in driving the vehicle, it is not necessary to prove that any specific section of this code was violated. (d) It is unlawful for a person, while having 0.04 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a commercial motor vehicle, as defined in Section 15210, and concurrently to do any act forbidden by law or neglect any duty imposed by law in driving the vehicle, which act or neglect proximately causes bodily injury to any person other than the driver. In any prosecution under this subdivision, it is a rebuttable presumption that the person had 0.04 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood at the time of driving the vehicle if the person had 0.04 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood at the time of performance of a chemical test within three hours after driving. (e) It is unlawful for a person, while under the influence of any drug, to drive a vehicle and concurrently do any act forbidden by law, or neglect any duty imposed by law in driving the vehicle, which act or neglect proximately causes bodily injury to any person other than the driver. (f) It is unlawful for a person, while under the combined influence of any alcoholic beverage and drug, to drive a vehicle and concurrently do any act forbidden by law, or neglect any duty imposed by law in driving the vehicle, which act or neglect proximately causes bodily injury to any person other than the driver. (g) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2014. 23154. (a) It is unlawful for a person who is on probation for a violation of Section 23152 or 23153 to operate a motor vehicle at any time with a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.01 percent or greater, as measured by a preliminary alcohol screening test or other chemical test. (b) A person may be found to be in violation of subdivision (a) if the person was, at the time of driving, on probation for a violation of Section 23152 or 23153, and the trier of fact finds that the person had consumed an alcoholic beverage and was driving a vehicle with a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.01 percent or greater, as measured by a preliminary alcohol screening test or other chemical test. (c) (1) A person who is on probation for a violation of Section 23152 or 23153 who drives a motor vehicle is deemed to have given his or her consent to a preliminary alcohol screening test or other chemical test for the purpose of determining the presence of alcohol in the person, if lawfully detained for an alleged violation of subdivision (a). (2) The testing shall be incidental to a lawful detention and administered at the direction of a peace officer having reasonable cause to believe the person is driving a motor vehicle in violation of subdivision (a). (3) The person shall be told that his or her failure to submit to, or the failure to complete, a preliminary alcohol screening test or other chemical test as requested will result in the suspension or revocation of the person's privilege to operate a motor vehicle for a period of one year to three years, as provided in Section 13353.1.

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