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San Diego DUI arrests down from last year

On Behalf of | Jul 6, 2015 | Firm News |

CHP is just one jurisdiction in San Diego county that made DUI arrests. It will be interesting what the finals numbers say.  The fact is people make unwise decisions.  Police make arrests that end up not being DUI arrests.  Alcohol is a fabric of our culture, especially the social scene.  These factors will mean DUIs will continue.  The key is to have the community be as safe as possible and ensure sanctions fit the conduct. Most importantly, that individuals rights are protected.


The California Highway Patrol reported more drunken driving arrests statewide during the 2015 Independence Day holiday than last year, but that wasn’t the case for San Diego County.

In a 36-hour span from July 3 to July 5, 2014, there were 747 DUI arrests statewide and 48 in San Diego. In the same time span that led into this year’s holiday, there were 803 DUI arrests statewide and 47 in San Diego County.

DUI arrests were also down in Orange County. Last year, CHP arrested 59 drivers there. This year, they arrested 55.

The DUI statistics reflect only those arrests made by the Highway Patrol. They cover the period 6:00 p.m. July 3 to 6:00 a.m. July 5. The fatality count is based on reports from all relevant law-enforcement agencies.

The Highway Patrol’s jurisdiction includes all freeways and all roads located in unincorporated areas.

If you are charged with a San Diego DUI or other Criminal offense, you need to call our firm immediately. We are available to take action on your case today. Please email or call us at 858-751-4384 or email me at [email protected] to schedule a free consultation. The key is to be proactive.

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