San Diego drunk driving criminal defense attorneys report that the California Highway Patrol reported that three people have died on San Diego County roadways
since the beginning of the Independence Day holiday weekend.
From 6 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Sunday, CHP officers have arrested 138 people for San Diego DUI / drunk driving, San Diego DUI lawyers hear.
Statewide, 26 people died in crashes and 1,502 people were arrested for suspected DUIs, according to San Diego DUI criminal defense lawyers.
There are no comparable numbers for last year since July 4 did not fall next to a weekend, per San Diego DUI criminal defense attorneys.
Among those who’ve died on local roads are former Chargers safety Terrence Kiel and William “Bill” Mesa, the chairman of the Jamul Indian Village and a retired El Cajon police officer, San Diego DUI attorneys are told. He was killed when his motorcycle crashed into a power pole Saturday evening on an East County road, according to San Diego DUI lawyers.
The San Diego DUI statistics are compiled during each holiday period as part of a CHP maximum San Diego DUI enforcement program.
The fatality statistics cover all jurisdictions in California, San Diego DUI attorneys report. The San Diego DUI figures are only arrests by CHP officers, San Diego DUI lawyers remind.