On October 4 MADD can ride shotgun in the Chula Vista Mayor’s discussion regarding the high rate of underage, DUI drivers involved in car accidents and drunk driving deaths, San Diego DUI lawyers say.
California Office of Traffic Safety records indicate Chula Vista California ranks first in vehicular incidents in California cities with populations between 100,000 and 250,000.
While Chula Vista ranks first in underage collisions, it isn’t the only city in San Diego county with a DUI or drunk drinking issues. Towns in San Diego County ranked in the top five among similar-sized cities.
For the first group, cities with populations ranging in size from 25,000 to 50,000, Lemon Grove ranked second out of 97 cities in collisions involving drivers under the age of 21 that resulted in injury or fatality. Lemon Grove also had the fifth highest rate of alcohol-related collisions for those drinking age and over.
For cities with populations between 50,000 and 100,000, Poway ranked first in alcohol-related collisions involving drivers under the age of 21.
Escondido was third on the list of cities with populations of 100,000 to 250,000, for collisions where one or more parties involved had been drinking.
As for the largest cities in the state, San Diego ranked 4th out of 13 in collisions where drivers were under the influence and under the age of 21. America’s finest city was number 1 in alcohol-related incidents with drivers between the ages of 21 and 34, San Diego DUI attorneys are told.