A DUI lawyer in Los Angeles will often question what leads people to drive under the influence. How did a suspect consume such a significant amount of alcohol? What factors led up to the decision to get behind the wheel?
Perhaps the problem starts by those who serve alcohol. If a bartender is not aware of the risk factors involved with drunk driving, then he or she might serve a customer a drink with too much liquor for the consumer to handle.
Yet certain cities in California are taking steps to prevent this. Residents of Napa County recently formed a DUI Task Force that has the specific goal to educate bother servers and drinkers about how to prevent DUI related accidents.
The group in Napa County met for the first time last week and has the goal of becoming an agency of change. Residents came together to form such a group because the city of Napa has a high number of drunk driving crashes each year. The group has a particular concern over the study that shows one third of all DUI arrests came after drinking at a licensed establishment serving liquor.
The DUI Task Force is working to solve the problem by providing responsible beverage service guidelines and training to those serving alcohol. The DUI Task Force will train servers and bartenders in the area about how to note intoxication and prevent overconsumption of alcohol.
Now if only the city of Los Angles had a similar program, the Southern California region would most likely have significantly less DUI accidents. Do any local residents want to come together and provide a task force that takes action to prevent DUIs? If so, you’re probably not alone. Take the initiative.