This past 4th of July weekend resulted in multiple driving under the influence arrests between 6pm Friday through midnight on Monday.
According to the OC Register, the California Highway Patrol made 69 arrests for motorists who were driving under the influence in Orange County alone. The CHP was doing a maximum enforcement during the holiday weekend as they expected swarms of both tourists and locals taking advantage of the warm weather and fireworks on the beach. This year’s holiday weekend resulted in more DUI arrests than last year which only brought in 51 DUI arrests. However, unlike last year which was free from fatalities, there was one accident early Monday morning which took the life 43-year-old Leonardo Montes of Santa Ana.
If you were arrested this weekend for driving under the influence in California, contact our California DUI Lawyers as soon as possible. Waiting to hire an attorney could be detrimental to your case as you could be facing long license suspension on top of hefty fines and even potential jail time.