According to DUI-News, the first DUI / Drunk Driving law that went into effect in the United States was in New York in 1910. Makes sense since New York City probably had the most number of automobiles and drinkers than anywhere else in the country.
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The first person arrested for DUI / Drunk Driving in England was a London taxi driver named George Smith, according to DUI-News. Mr. Smith was arrested after crashing his taxi into a building. He later pled guilty and was fined 25 schillings.
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According to the Orange County Register (1/21/09), the California Office of Traffic Safety granted the city of Costa Mesa $236,882 for DUI / Drunk Driving checkpoints. Also, the California Office of Traffic Safety has granted the Orange County Sheriff's Department $711,207 for DUI / Drunk Driving checkpoints as well. While many people are adamently opposed to the concept of DUI / Drunk Driving checkpoints as being contrary to American principles, there is strong evidence to suggest that DUI / Drunk Driving checkpoints do have a deterrent effect in the areas where they are conducted and publicized. The legality of DUI / Drunk Driving checkpoints has been upheld by the US Supreme Court as well as the California Supreme Court. However, in California, DUI / Drunk Driving checkpoints have to meet certain criteria.
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As of January 1, 2009, anyone who is on DUI / Drunk Driving probation who is detained or arrested for DUI / Drunk Driving must submit to a chemical test (blood, breath or urine). If results obtained are greater than a .01 or if a person on probation refuses to take a chemical test, then there is a possible new DMV suspension/revocation of the driver's license from 1 to 3 years depending on the number of prior offenses as well as whether or not the person refuses the chemical test. In addition, there can be an additional charge filed in court.
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The California Highway Patrol reports there was a 21% increase for people cited for DUI / Drunk Driving in the state of California during the 2008/2009 New Year holiday period compared to last year according the the Orange County Register. The CHP cited 438 people for DUI / Drunk Driving from December 31st starting at 6:00 pm through January 2nd at 6:00 p.m.
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According to the Orange County Register, DUI / Drunk Driving arrests in Orange County, California, were down compared to last year's New Year Holiday DUI / Drunk Driving enforcement. The California Highway Patrol cited 27 drivers from December 31st at 6:00 pm through January 2nd at 6:00 pm. There were no DUI / Drunk Driving fatalities reported in Orange County during that same period. Last year, the CHP cited 83 drivers for DUI / Drunk Driving during the New Year enforcement period. The decrease in DUI / Drunk Driving arrests for this year can be directly attributed to a strong police presence patrolling the roadways in Orange County, California.
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According to a study by the New Mexico Center of Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addictions for 2006-2007, 52 per cent of convicted second and third offenders court files lacked orders for substance abuse treatment contrary to a 2004 New Mexico law mandating the treatment orders. I guess the treatment centers weren't too happy with this study since this may take away a big source of revenue for them.
From San Diego comes the newest type of "drunk driver". Jeff Van Name owns and operates a new shuttle service for people who don't want to worry about getting home after a night out on the town. The name of the shuttle service is The Drunk Driver. His rules are no spilling, no getting sick and if necessary, find the trash can. Nice way to market effectively and help keep the roads safe.