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More Women Arrested Nationwide For DUI / Drunk Driving

Aug 29, 2009 — by Myles L. Berman | Comments (0)
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According to the U.S. Transportation Department, more women are getting arrested for DUI / Drunk Driving all accross the nation. Law enforcement records from 1998-2007 show a jump of nearly 30% for women arrested for DUI / Drunk Driving. The report, authored by the FBI for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, also showed a decline in the number of men arrested for DUI / Drunk Driving during the same period. However, men out number women by four to one. While the report is silent as to the reason for the increase in women arrested for DUI / Drunk Driving, many people indicate that increase pressures on women in the workforce have led to the greater number of arrests.


California Demographics For DUI / Drunk Driving Arrests

Aug 11, 2009 — by Myles L. Berman | Comments (0)
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According to the California DMV, in 2007, the median age of a person arrested for DUI / Drunk Driving was 30 years old. A little more than half (52.7%) of the arrestess were 30 years old or younger. Almost three-quarters (74.6%) were 40 years old or younger. Less than 1% of all DUI / Drunk Driving arrestees were juveniles (under 18). Only 2.2% of people arrested for DUI / Drunk Driving we over 60 years old. Over a 10 year period from 1997 - 2007, there was a 26% increase in DUI / Drunk Driving arrests for people under 21 years old. In 2007, 9.2% of arrestees were under 21 compared to 7.3% in 1997. While males accounted for 81.2% of those arrested in 2007, females went from 10.6% in 1997 to 18.8% of people arrested for DUI / Drunk Driving in 2007.


Wide Variation Of DUI / Drunk Driving Arrests In California Counties

Aug 6, 2009 — by Myles L. Berman | Comments (0)
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According to the California DMV, in 2007 DUI / Drunk Driving arrests rates had a range from 0.3 to 2.9 DUI / Drunk Driving arrests per 100 licensed drivers. California's statewide average rate was 0.9. The five lowest county rates were San Francisco (0.3), Contra Costa (0.6), Santa Clara (0.6), Los Angeles (0.7), and San Mateo (0.7). The five highest county rates were Glenn (2.9), Sierra (2.5), Tehama (2.3), Colusa (2.1) and Inyo (2.0). Among larger counties, San Bernardino had the largest increase in DUI / Drunk Driving arrests with 11.1%. Among smaller counties the largest percentage increase was Shasta (40.8%), Humbolt (26.7%), and Tehama (25.0%). California counties with the largest percentage decline of DUI / Drunk Driving arrests were Lassen (-17.2%), Sierra (-15.0%), and Kings (-14.7%).


More On Movement To Install Ignition Interlock Devices

Jul 31, 2009 — by Myles L. Berman | Comments (0)
Tags: Drunk Driving Arrests Breathalyzer Law Enforcement Agency

According to the USA Today, 11 states now require all people convicted of first time DUI / Drunk Driving to install ignition interlock devices. The US Congress may take up this issue this fall that will mandate states require all people convicted of first time DUI / Drunk Driving to install the devices in order to receive Federal Highway Funds. Any state that does not meet this requirement risks losing Federal Highway Funds. Reportedly, if all states meet the requirement, then there will be nearly 1 million ignition interlock devices installed in the US each year. If each device costs $350 to install and maintain, that translates into $350,000,000 for the ignition interlock device industry!