The national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” program netted 1,399 DUI arrests over the Labor Day holiday and resulted in the death of a Sacramento man. The national crackdown started the week before the Labor Day weekend and lasted until this past Tuesday. It included more patrol cars on the streets and more DUI checkpoints nationwide. Anyone caught driving drunk will face serious penalties that only a DUI attorney is qualified to help them with.
Despite the enhanced patrols more people died in accidents involving intoxicated drivers and more people were arrested for DUI. This same holiday weekend last year three people were killed by drunk drivers and this 13 people lost their lives.
With the assistance of a Sacramento DUI lawyer, some of the people arrested over the holiday may be able to have their charges reduced. A West Sacramento man, Gary George Hanks, 38, was killed by a driver while waiting outside of his vehicle on I-80 westbound. Hanks was struck by Duan Lee, 28, from Vacaville. Hanks had pulled over after being hit by another car before Lee came along. Lee was arrested and charged with felony DUI and murder charges.
In the Bay Area, the California Highway Patrol arrested a total of 242 people over the weekend, last year they made 221 DUI arrests. Each one of these individuals will benefit from finding a qualified Sacramento DUI attorney.
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