As you head into 2015 just remember to be safe and smart. Just remember the best way to avoid a San Diego DUI is to not drink and drive at all. If you do, even a few drinks you tempt fate. If you are stopped commit your rights to memory. See you in 2015.
What to do if stopped for a San Diego DUI?
First, be polite. If being yourself is being a smart-ass; be somebody else. It is already going downhill when you are stopped. Don’t make it worse. Give him your license and insurance and keep you conversations to a minimum.
Second, decline (POLITELY!) the opportunity to do ANY test – AND THIS IS IMPORTANT – in the FIELD. That includes any field test like walking a line or “following his pen” or blowing into ANY machine in or at his cop car. As a general rule, if you are being asked to do a “field test” or to blow into a hand held device at the point of being stopped, the cop already is planning to arrest you. Don’t give him anymore evidence.
Third, if you ARE arrested, you will be asked to take a test, and likely a breath test. The cop will read you something about taking the test and the last line is “Will you take the State’s Test”? That test will be given to you at the police station, AND NOT IN THE FIELD AT YOUR CAR. I tell my clients to take it. Why? I have had far more success in keeping a failed breath test out of evidence than a refused test. Plus, you might just PASS IT! If you don’t take it, you will DEFINITELY be booked in jail for DUI or APC. However, always ask to have a blood test after you take that breath test. You have that right. And, that can be very smart
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will be out in full force this New Year’s Eve with a maximum enforcement period starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31 and going through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, January 4. Last year, 14 people were killed in collisions across the state during the max enforcement period. According to a press release fromCHP, people are encouraged to call 9-1-1 if they suspect another driver to be drunk and should be prepared to tell the dispatcher the location, make, model, and license plate number of the vehicle.
Earlier this month, a multi-agency DUI team called Avoid the 12 arrested 32 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs during a six-day period beginning on December 12. Last year, the same initiative resulted in 33 arrests. Avoid the 12’s heightened efforts will continue across the county through January 1.
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