During this past Thanksgiving holiday weekend a total of 8 people were killed in traffic accidents in the greater Los Angeles area. This number, while significant, is the exact same number as last year during the same period. The California Highway Patrol made this report public on Monday after the weekend ended. The CHP reported that one of those killed was pregnant at the time she died.
While the number of traffic related deaths had not changed, the number of DUI arrests in Los Angeles was up from last year. CHP officers made a total of 331arrests in Los Angeles County, up from 320 arrests last year. This rise is significant because statewide, the total number of DUI arrests was down over last year.
DUI arrests significantly harm those convicted of the charges. Not only do they have to pay high fines and costs, but in many cases, they may loose their jobs, ability to drive, and for he first time, have a criminal record. If you have been arrested or charged with a DUI, Los Angeles DUI defense attorney Michael Kraut will be able to help you.
If you have been arrested for a DUI in Los Angeles or you are under investigation for driving under the influence in Southern California, please contact Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Michael Kraut for 24/7 assistance by phone at (323) 464-6453 or toll free at (888) 334-6344 or online.