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Published on April 6th, 2014 | by Daniel Perlman


19% of Fatal crashes involve Teens and Alcohol

Underage DUI according to the statistics

In 2006, the rate of alcohol impairment among drivers involved in fatal crashes was 36% versus 9% or four times higher at night than during the day. (NHTSA)

In 2007, 64% of young drivers in passenger vehicles involved in fatal crashes who had been drinking were not wearing a seat belt. Drunk drivers are less likely to use restraints. (NHTSA)

In 2008, an estimated 12.4% of persons ages 12 or older drove under the influence of alcohol at least once during the last 12 months. (SADD)

In 2009, 16- to 20-year-old age drivers with a BAC of .08 or higher were involved in 19 percent of all fatal crashes. (NHTSA)

In 2010, Statistics suggest that a underage male with BAC levels of 0.05 percent is 18 times more vulnerable to crash his vehicle than a underage male who hasn’t consumed alcohol. In underage females, this vulnerability increases to 54 times over her non-drinking counterpart.

In 2011, 10.3 percent of high school students 16 and older reported drinking and driving in the past 30 days (CDC)
In 2012 consumption rates among those under the legal drinking age showed marked decreases.

Zero Tolerance

Zero tolerance law makes it illegal for persons under the age of 21 to drive with any measurable amount blood alcohol. California is considered a zero-tolerance state, although unlike other zero-tolerance states, the driver’s blood alcohol content must be greater than .01%, in order for the driver to be cited for DUI.

DUI Penalties

First DUI Conviction: 4 days up to six months in jail, $1400 to $2600 fine, license suspension 30 days to 10 months.
Second DUI Conviction within 10 Years: 10 days up to 1 year jail, $1,800 to $2800 fine, 2 year license suspension, which can be reduced to1 year.

Cited for a DUI?

If you have been arrested for a DUI the Law Offices of Daniel R. Perlman can help. Please contact a Los Angeles DUI Attorney today to have your case reviewed.

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