At least 11 people face DUI in Ventura County following checkpoint arrests last week. Police arrested six drivers in Oxnard, three in Simi Valley and two in Ventura. All drivers face DUI charges.
Between the three checkpoints, authorities screened 1,603 drivers for signs of impaired driving. In Simi Valley, all three people arrested attempted to avoid the sobriety checkpoint prior to their arrests. One Simi Valley driver had a blood-alcohol content of more than twice the legal limit.
In Ventura, in addition to the two drunk driving arrests, police also issued 8 miscellaneous citations for other offenses. In Oxnard, police arrested 3 alcohol-impaired drivers and three drug-impaired drivers. They also issued 19 citations for various offenses and impounded four vehicles.
Ventura DUI lawyer
The phrase, “impaired driving” often indicates a drunk driver, but drugs can also impair a person’s driving abilities. In California, DUI laws don’t just cover alcohol offenses. Courts also apply them to any substance that impairs a person’s driving skills. The same sanctions can apply to marijuana or prescription drug use, even if you lawfully obtain the drug.
When you face DUI charges, hire an experienced DUI attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience in Southern California courtrooms. He takes cases in Ventura County and throughout Southern California.
His first priority will be to get the charges against you reduced or dropped. This is essential, not only to minimize your costs, but also to reduce the impact on your driving and criminal records.
Mr. Helfend is a proven fighter who has defended thousands of Californians in his three decades of practice. When you face drunk driving charged, don’t assume there’s nothing you can do, and don’t defend yourself.
Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Ventura County DUI case.
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