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Planning on drinking and driving? You’re a damn fool

By William Brand
Sunday, December 23rd, 2007 at 9:13 pm in Uncategorized.

Bay Area DUI campaign heats up

Planning on drinking, then driving home? Remember: A cab ride home’s a lot cheaper than a driving under the influence arrest. Read this from Bay Cities News Service:

Provisional numbers from Bay Area law enforcement agencies patrolling the roadways indicate that while the number of arrests for the AVOID Anti-DUI holiday enforcement season has increased, the number of fatalities is lower than during the 2006 enforcement period.
Between 12:01 a.m. Dec. 14 and midnight Dec. 22 authorities from 125 Bay Area law enforcement agencies have arrested 1,508 individuals for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. There have been two drug or alcohol related traffic deaths during that period, according to officials.
In 2006 seven people died in collisions attributed to an impaired driver during the 20-day enforcement period, which will run through Jan. 1.
The AVOID Anti-DUI campaign was started in 1973 in California to bring law enforcement agencies together in to county and region-wide clusters to crack down on the number of people driving under the influence, according to the Web site.
Updated information and statistics can be found on the
organization’s Web site at http://www.californiaavoid.org.

The complete dui charts showing how many drinks equal a DUI, based on weight and sex, can be found here.

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