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Category: DUI

Pregnant Woman Killed in Anaheim DUI Crash

By Brian Chase on August 14, 2020 - No comments

Pregnant Woman Killed in Anaheim DUI Crash

A pregnant woman was struck and killed in a horrific DUI crash while walking on an Anaheim sidewalk – but her baby was saved. Yesenia Lisette Aguilar, 23, was killed when a Jeep jumped the curb and struck her. According to a KTLA news report, the incident occurred the night of Aug. 12 when the SUV, which officials say was driven by a DUI driver, jumped the curb on Katella Avenue near Bayless Street and struck Aguilar. …Read the rest »

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CHP Made More Than 700 DUI Arrests Over the July 4th Holiday Weekend

By Brian Chase on July 13, 2020 - No comments

CHP Made More Than 700 DUI Arrests Over the July 4th Holiday Weekend

The California Highway Patrol made hundreds of DUI arrests across the state over the July 4th weekend even as state officials discouraged Californians from traveling because of the coronavirus pandemic. According to a KTLA news report, officers arrested 738 suspected impaired drivers between 6:01 p.m. on July 3rd and 11:59 p.m. July 5th. At least 36 people were killed in crashes statewide. CHP officials said roughly 25% of the motor vehicle occupants killed in these crashes were not wearing their seatbelts. …Read the rest »

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Celebrity Tattoo Artist Arrested in Los Angeles DUI Crash That Killed YoutTuber

By Brian Chase on May 15, 2020 - No comments

Celebrity Tattoo Artist Arrested in Los Angeles DUI Crash That Killed YoutTuber

Corey La Barrie, a 25-year-old YouTube star, was killed in a DUI crash after Daniel Silva, a celebrity tattoo artist, who police said was speeding in his sports car, lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a stop sign and a tree. According to a KTLA news report, Silva was traveling at a high rate of speed eastbound on Huston Street when the crash occurred near Carpenter Avenue in Valley Village the night of May 10. …Read the rest »

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The Weed Breathalyzer May Be Here Soon

By Brian Chase on September 23, 2019 - No comments

The Weed Breathalyzer May Be Here Soon

As more and more states are legalizing marijuana use for recreational purposes, enforcing DUI laws becomes more and more complex. While there are ways to measure alcohol intoxication during a traffic stop using a Breathalyzer, testing for marijuana requires blood, urine or hair samples. But, the complication arises from the fact the results only show whether or not someone has THC in their system, not if he or she is currently under the influence of marijuana. …Read the rest »

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California Leading List of States for Most DUI Fatalities

By Brian Chase on August 26, 2019 - No comments

Man Killed in California Leading List of States for Most DUI FatalitiesAccident in Rialto Involving DUI Driver

California leading a list of states with the most number of drunk driving fatalities put out by Quote Wizard, an insurance comparison website. According to a news report, Quote Wizard analyzed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s data to come up with these results. The research shows California saw an increase of 13.5% in drunk driving fatalities from 2000 to 2017, ranking as the fourth largest rate increase in he country and only one of six states to see such an increase. …Read the rest »

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Man Killed in Bicycle Accident Involving DUI Collision

By Brian Chase on June 14, 2019 - No comments

Man Killed in California Leading List of States for Most DUI FatalitiesAccident in Rialto Involving DUI Driver

A 34-year-old man suffered fatal injuries in a bicycle accident after a suspected DUI collision. The fatal crash happened on the evening of June 11 in Rialto. According to a KTLA.com news report, the incident occurred in the 3300 block of North Riverside Avenue. Officials said 32-year-old John Godinez was driving a silver Toyota Solara at a high rate of speed, going northbound on Riverside Avenue near the intersection of Industrial Drive, when the car hit the bicyclist who was going west on Industrial Drive. …Read the rest »

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Ignition Interlock Device Law to Clamp Down on Drunk Driving

By Brian Chase on March 26, 2019 - No comments

Ignition Interlock Device Law to Clamp Down on Drunk Driving

Drunk drivers in California have been targeted by a new law which forces them to use breathalyzer devices to start their cars. Introduced at the beginning of 2019, the new law uses hi-tech ignition interlock devices (IID) to clamp down on drunk driving. It orders that all repeat DUI offenders must have their cars fitted with a device which prevents the car from starting if the driver is not sober. First-time offenders who are involved in drunken crashes which result in injury could also be forced to use the equipment. …Read the rest »

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Los Angeles Lawmaker Proposes Changing BAC Limit from 0.08 to 0.05

By Brian Chase on March 4, 2019 - No comments

Los Angeles Lawmaker Proposes Changing BAC Limit from 0.08 to 0.05

Assemblywoman Autumn Burke, D-Marina del Rey, has introduced a bill that would lower the threshold for driving under the influence (DUI) from the current 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent. According to a report in The Orange County Register, the bill, AB 1713 is called Liam’s Law in memory of a 15-month-old boy who in 2016, was struck and killed by a drunk driver as his aunt pushed his stroller across a street in Hawthorne. Liam’s parents, former mixed martial arts fighter Marcus Kowal and his wife, Mishel Eder, have led the crusade for a lower alcohol limit as one way to reduce the number of DUI traffic deaths in California. …Read the rest »

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Avoid Drunk Driving and Stay Safe During the Holidays

By Brian Chase on December 12, 2018 - No comments

Ignition Interlock Device Law to Clamp Down on Drunk Driving

This is the time when roadways get extremely dangerous. With holiday gatherings and company Christmas parties, driving under the influence is at an all time high during this time of the year. According to the California Highway Patrol’s data from the San Joaquin Valley offices, there were 162 DUI arrests over the five-day Thanksgiving period. These numbers show that many are still making poor choices during the holidays. …Read the rest »

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Three Injured in Hacienda Heights Church in Suspected DUI Incident

By Brian Chase on September 10, 2018 - No comments

Los Angeles Lawmaker Proposes Changing BAC Limit from 0.08 to 0.05

A suspected DUI driver crashed a car into an after-church gathering in Hacienda Heights the afternoon of Sept. 9 leaving three victims injured and transported to local hospitals. According to an NBC Los Angeles news report, the traffic collision occurred in the 14900 block of Clark Avenue. Witnesses said the church services had concluded at about 3 p.m. and worshipers were walking over and gathering at the designated area when the vehicle crashed into the building. …Read the rest »

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