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New Year’s DUI’s up 30 percent this year

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Connie Gray
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I just posted an article about San Diego’s first very tragic alcohol-related traffic death of 2010.  
Over the New Year’s holiday, at least 20 Californians died in traffic accidents. This is an increase from 16 deaths last year. Not all these fatalities were alcohol-related; however, New Year’s drunken driving arrests in California were up 30% over last year.
CHP officers made 898 arrests on the suspicion of driving under the influence between 6pm New Year’s Eve and 6 am on January 2, 2010. This is up from 688 arrests made during the same 36-hour period in 2008-2009.
Officials want to remind those that plan on drinking to designate a non-drinking driver for the ride home. This not only ensures that you get home safely, but protects others on the road.
Each year, over 15,000 American lose their lives to crashes involving drivers under the influence. Most of these accidents could have been prevented with a designated driver.
A DUI-related death is a wrongful death. Families of victims may file a wrongful death lawsuit and receive compensation for their losses. While a wrongful death lawsuit cannot replace a lost loved one, it can ease the economic burden caused by the loss.
To learn more contact the Orange County wrongful death attorneys at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis and Leslie.  

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