Reducing The Number of California Drunk Driving Victims This 4th of July

by Staff Blogger | June 29th, 2015

Drunk driving remains one of the leading causes of accidental injury and death in California. In fact, the number of drunk driving accidents that were reported between 2002 and 2007 increased by 8.3 percent. The number of California drunk driving victims tends to increase during the summer months and around certain holidays—like the upcoming 4th of July weekend. So it should come as no surprise that law enforcement have begun efforts to keep drunk drivers off of our state’s roads. According to an article from the Fontana Herald News, the Fontana Police Department conducted a sobriety checkpoint in the city this past Saturday. Reports indicate the stop was set up along Baseline Avenue from 8 p.m. until 3 a.m. The checkpoint is being called a success as well, considering it was responsible for a total of seven arrests. Five people were taken into custody on charges of allegedly driving under the influence, while two others were arrested on unrelated charges. As the 4th of July weekend approaches, motorists should expect more of these checkpoints. The California Highway Patrol has stated it will be conducting sobriety operations across the state throughout the remainder of the week. At Berg Injury Lawyers, our Bay Area car accident lawyers have seen the impact drunk driving can have on numerous lives. That’s why we encourage Californians to find a safe and sober ride home if you find yourself out after having too much to drink. This could include using a designated driver, a cab, or calling a loved one to get you home safely.