The Fresno Police Department posted on their Facebook page:
DUI Enforcement Operation Planned this Weekend.
Fresno, CA - Officers from the Fresno Police Department DUI Enforcement Team will be deploying this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in the Department's ongoing traffic safety campaign. DUI Saturation will deploy on Friday, September 5, 2014 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests.
Chief Jerry Dyer said.
This is a 'zero tolerant' crackdown, so Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over!"
In California, this deadly crime led to 774 deaths in 2011 because someone failed to designate a sober driver. From 2011 through 2013, DUI collisions have claimed 22 lives and resulted in 267 injury crashes harming 384 of our friends and neighbors in Fresno.
DUI can impact the economy in addition to the pain and suffering of those immediately affected. Conservatively, a fatality has a $1.4 million impact, and injury $70,000, and a crash that only damages property averages nearly $9,000.
"California's roadways are much safer today than they were just a few years ago," said Chief Dyer. "The Fresno Police Department will be keeping the pressure on through enforcement and public awareness so that we can continue saving lives and prevent injuries."
Funding for this program is a grant from the California Office of traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Report Drunk Drivers, Call 911!
Jonathan Rooker, who practices criminal defense law in Fresno California notes that Fresno Police Department and The Fresno County Sheriff's Depart are some of the most aggressive departments in the country for seeking out potentially impaired drivers and arresting them for DUI. It is no uncommon for Mr. Rooker to defend allegations of DUI brought against individuals with Blood Alcohol Concentrations below .08! It is true, in the Central Valley people will commonly be arrested, cited, and/or charged with DUI or DWI while having .05, .06, or .07 BAC.
It is important that people are aware of the pharmacokinetics of alcohol. This includes the absorption time, distribution, metabolism, and elimination of alcohol from the body, most importantly the blood.
If you need a DUI Defense Attorney in the Fresno or greater Central Valley area, Call Jonathan for a FREE CONSULTATION.