Not everyone can rely on the luck of the Irish—sometimes, not even the Irish!
St. Paddy’s Day has become synonymous with drinking, so much so that according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 269 people were killed by drunk drivers on St. Patrick’s Day over the years 2007-2011.
In 2009 alone, 37% of all crash fatalities on St. Paddy’s Day involved drunk drivers. In 2010, 80% of the St. Patrick’s Day drunk driving deaths involved drivers who were nearly twice the legal limit.
As a result of startling numbers such as these, police throughout Southern California have been making an increasingly concentrated effort to crackdown on drunk driving. Every year there are more DUI checkpoints than the previous year, and subsequently, there are more arrests.
Were you among the thousands that were arrested for drunk driving this past St. Patrick’s Day weekend?
HOW ERNENWEIN & JOHNSON CAN HELP
If any of the above describes your situation, Ernenwein can help. As a former Los Angeles District Deputy Attorney, Robert Ernenwein uses his knowledge of how the prosecution views cases involving drunk driving. With combined 35 years of experience as criminal defense attorneys, we can help get you the best possible results.
We know you’re ready to put your past behind you and get your life back on track and we’re ready to do what needs to be done in order to make that happen.
If you are charged with DUI, call us at 310-375-5858 or e-mail us immediately for a free consultation. Our office is conveniently located minutes away from the Torrance Courthouse and we represent clients there on a daily basis, as well as other courts throughout Southern California.