Police officers from the city of Pittsburg in Contra Costa County and other agencies throughout the Bay Area will be targeting alcohol and drug impaired DUI drivers this weekend.
Funding for the Contra Costa County drunk driving crackdown is from a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Drunk driving without injury in California is a violation of Vehicle Code section 23152. Section 23152(a) makes it illegal for anyone to drive while under the influence of drugs and or alcohol. For someone to be DUI it must be proven that they were so impaired while driving that they could not use the same care and caution of a sober person. Driving with a prohibited blood alcohol level is a violation of section 23152(b). That section makes it illegal for anyone to drive in the state of California with a blood alcohol concentration, BAC, of .08% or greater.
A conviction for a first drunk driving offense in 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 offenses for driving under the influence face even greater punishment. Whether arrested for DUI in San Rafael, Richmond, Oakland or San Francisco, you need to call an experienced aggressive driving under the influence attorney for help.
For more information about driving under the influence charges, suspended license charges and traffic tickets in Marin County and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, or for a free consultation, call Marin County DUI attorney John Stanko at 415-755-8899, or toll free at 1-877-204-8900.