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That seems to be confirmed by statistics in Los Angeles and other cities, where there has been a drop in the number of DUI offenses recorded since Uber arrived on the scene. According to data involving DUI citations from the California Highway Patrol, the number of DUI arrests actually peaked just before the release of the Uber app in April 2012. After the app was introduced, the number of DUI arrests began to drop even as other rideshare apps like Lyft arrived on the scene. However, police are not as quick to credit Uber for that drop in DUI arrests.

The Los Angeles Police Department however does admit that there has been a slight decrease in the number of DUI accidents between 2013 and 2014. The department also admits that there is no way to confirm that a decrease in the number of DUI accidents is in any way linked to the increasing use of Uber. The Los Angeles Police Department would like to believe that there have been other factors that have contributed to a drop in DUI arrests, and DUI crashes like increased awareness and education campaigns targeting drunk driving.

Uber hasn't been around that long to really tell whether the app has contributed to a decrease in the number of DUI arrests. However, California DUI lawyers would highly recommend that if you are concerned about driving home after having had a few alcoholic beverages, call a cab.

The Supreme Court of the United States Of America recently decided not to take up the appeal of a DUI decision, that had been handed by a California court.

The decision was handed down in Vangelder versus California, and the crux of the defense was the breath test performed just before the arrest. Vangelder had been arrested for DUI after a breath test. At the trial, attorneys for the defendant brought in an expert, who said that testing machines were unreliable because they tended to measure the alcohol content in the wrong part of the breath. They didn't measure the alcohol content in the deeper part of the air, which is closer to the bloodstream, and therefore, readings from the testing machines were unreliable.

The defense however didn't work, and the man was convicted. The man appealed, and the California State Court ruled against him again. When the matter went to the Supreme Court of the United States Of America, the Court decided to not take up the appeal at all.


A Riverside woman, who seems to have run over her father in a tragic accident while she was under the influence of alcohol, has been arrested.

According to police, the woman has been arrested on suspicion of DUI after the accident in which she struck her father with her car, while under the influence of alcohol. The father was trying to convince her not to drive while drunk. The woman has been drinking at home, and arguing with family members. She seems to have rushed outside her home, and tried to drive off in her car. Her father tried to persuade her not to drive since she had been drinking. However, she refused to listen to him, and when he tried to prevent her from driving off by standing in the driveway, she struck him as she was backing out of the garage.

The father was rushed to the hospital where he later died. The woman was arrested on suspicion of DUI, and after investigation, could actually face more charges.


The market is flooded with personal mobile breathalyzer devices that can be used to determine whether you are too intoxicated to drive. These devices have become popular, not just because they are accessible and quite affordable, but also because some of them do have high levels of accuracy.

If being arrested for DUI is a concern for you – as it should be - then it might help to invest in a personal breathalyzer. It is handy to carry around, and you can instantly use it to check whether your blood alcohol levels are too high for you to drive safely.

While there are a number of breathalyzer models available, you don't want to skimp on price. Don't choose the cheapest breathalyzer you can find.

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The families of the victims of a fatal DUI car accident are protesting a fundraising initiative by the family of the driver of the car involved in the accident to pay for his legal fees.

The accident occurred when the driver drove his car off Interstate 8. Two of his friends in the car were killed in the accident. According to prosecutors, the intoxicated motorist had a blood alcohol level of .30 at the time of the accident. They have filed murder charges against him. He has a prior DUI conviction on his record.

His family and friends have gone on a fundraising effort to raise money through donations for his legal defense. However, they are being criticized by the families of the victims who were killed in the accident, for those fundraising efforts.

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