This week, Sacramento received a $1 million grant to use for aggressive prosecution and prevention of DUI related injuries and deaths. The money will be spent on a two year program that has two parts. The first part of the program will be for the prosecution of DUI offenses. A special team will be formed to prosecute DUI related offenses and take a vertical approach that requires one person to handle the case from beginning to end to more effectively prosecute DUI offenders. The second part of the program will be for the education of the community. A community service officer will present a drivers safety program using personal stories, photos and even a wrecked car to show the emotional aspects of DUI offenses. The educational program will teach safe driving as well as help passengers develop confidence to prevent drinking and driving by being assertive and taking the wheel if the driver is drunk.
This program seeks like a great way to reduce DUI injuries and fatalities while also being educational for people who may not know all of the dangers of drinking and driving. In California, DUI offenses have been going down and hopefully this program will further reduce DUI injuries and fatalities. Whether you live in Anaheim, Santa Ana or Laguna Woods, if you have been charged with a DUI, call an experienced DUI defense attorney right away to assist you.