Almost everybody knows it's illegal to drive under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, but many people are unaware that operating a boat or personal watercraft under the influence is also illegal. In California, you can be charged with a misdemeanor or even a felony for Boating Under the Influence, also known as BUI.
The Los Angeles police are hoping to make the streets safer this Christmas weekend by holding numerous sobriety checkpoints in the city. Police expect there to be many intoxicated drivers on the road, particularly the day after Christmas, since it's the Saturday of a holiday weekend. If you plan on driving this weekend, be on the lookout for checkpoints and be prepared to stop for police and take a breath test if you're asked to do so. Police have so far confirmed checkpoints at the following locations:
Many Los Angeles drivers feel uneasy when going through a sobriety checkpoint. Perhaps you just had a little bit to drink and you're worried you'll get a DUI arrest. Or maybe you haven't consumed any alcohol, but you fear you'll get busted for something illegal found in your car. Stay calm, and don't freak out, because law enforcement agencies have to have certain constraints when setting up a checkpoint. If something goes wrong, a DUI attorney in Los Angeles will certainly have your back.
Beginning Saturday December 19, the Los Angeles Police Department will join law enforcement agencies across the state to participate in California's 18 Day Holiday DUI Crackdown Campaign. This means that police will be setting up sobriety checkpoints all over the city this weekend. Out of all the days in the year to stay sober, Saturday would be the day. If you do decide to drink, make sure that you have a designated driver or you'll likely be calling a Los Angeles DUI defense lawyer for help in no time at all.
A former contestant on Donald Trump's reality television show, "The Apprentice", was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence earlier this month.
One year ago Armstrong Owen Kitchen, 39, was put at fault for an Orange
County car accident, in which he crashed into a car behind a disabled vehicle
with a blown out tire. Two year old Sophia Sales died in the car that Kitchen
hit because of blunt-force trauma to her head and chest. Prosecutors said he was
not under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the crash, but
California Highway Patrol officers found marijuana in his trunk just after the