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Report Shows California Doing Well Deterring Drunk Driving But Could Do Better

A new report showed that California is doing well in stopping drivers from driving under the influence of alcohol but it could do better.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving is giving the Golden State 4 out of 5 stars for its struggle to stop drivers who get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. The efforts include sobriety checkpoints and strict penalties for drunk drivers who ride with a child in the motor vehicle.

According to Spokeswoman Patricia Rillera, California can become a five-star state if it had an ignition interlock law for DUI offenders. He said, “That individual literally has to blow into this device before their vehicle will start, and then the device will require random breath samples while the person is driving ”

She added that more than 800 individuals die in California every year due to driving under the influence of alcohol.

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Aaron Bortel is a Lawyer in the San Francisco Bay Area. He’s been a Criminal Defense attorney for over 25 years whose practice is dedicated exclusively to DUI law. He has offices in Marin County and San Francisco and defends his clients in all Bay Area Courts and at DMV.