Arrests for DUI by the California Highway Patrol went up dramatically over the 2017 holiday season compared to 2016. Statewide, more people were arrested in California for driving over the influence during the Thanksgiving and Christmas weekends in 2017. The CHP arrested 936 people for DUI from December 29, 2017 to January 1, 2018, an increase of 22 percent increase over last year.
The Golden Gate Division of the CHP, serving the Bay Area, arrested 157 people for DUI, nearly double the number in 2016.
A drinking and driving conviction for a first offense in Marin County or elsewhere in the San Francisco Bay Area can result in punishment including probation, fines, a DUI school and up to 6 months in jail under the California Vehicle Code. Drivers with multiple DUI offenses for driving under the influence face even greater punishment. Whether arrested for DUI in Dixon, Vacaville, Fairfield, Vallejo, or Benicia, you need to call an experienced aggressive driving under the influence attorney for help.