A survey set up by the California Office of Traffic Safety showed some
surprising findings in regards to driving under the influence. Although
drunk driving may be the more well-known form of this crime, the findings of this survey
show that drugged driving is more common on the weekends. Over 1,300 people
took part in this survey that took place in nine cities in California.
The checkpoints were set up along roads between the hours of 10 p.m. and
3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday night. The drivers were tested for alcohol
consumption, illegal drugs, as well as legal prescription drugs which
The results of this voluntary survey showed that 7.3% of the individuals
were driving while under the influence of alcohol. It was also shown that
14% of the people in this survey were under the influence of drugs which
could impair driving, 7% of whom were under the influence of marijuana.
The Office of Traffic Safety has released a statement saying that this
survey has added weight to their decision to crack down on drugged driving.
Throughout the country, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol content
of 0.08%. Although there is no set percentage regarding driving under
the influence of drugs, those found to have drugs in their system can
still be arrested for and convicted of DUI. This being said, if you were
mistakenly accused of drugged driving or drunk driving, you need to ensure
that you have a strong legal advocate on your side.
Contact a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer from our team at Martinian & Associates Inc. We could investigate
your case and seek to determine how best to help you. Call today to schedule a