“He was unsteady on his feet, his speech was slurred, and his eyes were glassy and blood shot…he admitted to consuming alcohol prior to driving.”
Nearly every California police arrest report I read involving a drunk driving (DUI) arrest contains the above in the narrative. I have fantastic clients, but it would certainly make the suppression hearing a bit easier if my clients stopped telling officers, “Yes, but I only had two drinks!” That’s sure to lead to a DUI arrest in California just about every time.
But the suppression hearing…well, the suppression hearing is a rant for another day. I did have a point I was getting to here: we’re all doing our best out there, but it pays to be informed. Knowledge is power; cliche but true.
Check out the infographic below (compiled by Macgregor & Collins, LLP) for all detailed information on the statistics behind California drunk driving (DUI) arrests. (Click to resize).