Stiffer Penalty on Driver's Record for DUI's in 2005
State law enforcement steps up its watch this time of year for those driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Starting in 2005, there will be a stiffer price to pay.
Thursday, December 30, 2004
In 2005, D-U-I convictions will remain on driving records for a longer period of time. Interim Director Chris Murphy with the state Office of Traffic Safety explains… Cut: ChrisOTS1 (:15) “Currently a drunk driving conviction stays on your driver’s license record for seven years. Beginning January first it will be ten years… So this is something advocates such as MADD have been working toward for several years now.” The California Highway Patrol says this extends the period for law enforcement to call for increased sanctions on those who have had previous D-U-I convictions. State officials say traffic fatalities involving intoxicated drivers have increased for four years in a row after a decade of declining rates. SOC