Drunk Driving | Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie Blog
If you are like most people, you have probably had the experience of being on the road with a drunk driver. It can be a scary feeling, knowing that you cannot predict or trust their behavior. Your first instinct may have been to get as far away from that vehicle as possible, and this is the best method to avoiding a collision. If you happen to spot a driver who appears to be intoxicated or impaired, reporting it to the police could also help save their life, as well as the lives of innocent people sharing the road.
As of January 1, 2019, California expanded the ignition interlock device (IID) program for most drunk driving offenses. The bill makes, statewide, what had previously been part of a 2010 pilot program in four California counties including Alameda, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Tulare. Under the new law, if you are convicted of driving under the influence (DUI), you'll have to get an IID installed on your vehicle in order to get your driving privileges reinstated.
Drinking and driving is at an all time high during the holiday season. Obviously if you are drinking you should not drive at all, but many people make the mistake of having a drink or two and think they’re fine to drive since they are not “legally” drunk. This assumption and misperception can however have a very high cost.
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