Majority of Drivers Convicted For DUI / Drunk Driving Are First Time Offenders

Jul 6, 2009 @ 01:18 PM — by Myles L. Berman

According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, almost 74% of drivers who wereconvicted for DUI / Drunk Driving in 2006 (most recent year data available) were first time offenders (drivers who have not beenconvicted for DUI / Drunk Drivingduring the previous ten years). Only 6.8% of driversconvicted for DUI / Drunk Driving in2006 had 3 or more prior convictions during the previous 10 years. Overall, DUI / Drunk Driving arrest in California increased by 3.4% in 2007following an increase of 9.4% in 2006.

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