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County To Consider Anti-Drunken Driving Campaign

According to county documents, in 2009 there were 10,873 driving under the influence arrests in the county.

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors is looking at a campaign to raise awareness and prevention of driving under the influence.

Tuesday, during its regularly scheduled meeting, the board will consider a resolution to make December 2012 “National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month.”

The intent of the proposed resolution is to “increase public awareness of the adverse effects of alcohol and drug use on drivers, even at minimal consumption levels, and to create safer highways …”

According to county documents, in 2009 there were 10,873 driving under the influence arrests in the county.

The county’s Department of Mental Health put the issue before the board with an underlying message that suggests a rethink on what is an acceptable blood alcohol concentration.

“Many drivers may be unaware their driving abilities can be seriously impaired by the use of alcohol and drugs even though their blood alcohol levels register below California Driving Under the Influence Standards,” according to the county documents.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles website states that it is illegal for any person to operate a vehicle with a:

  • BAC of 0.08 percent or higher, if the person is age 21 or older
  • BAC of 0.01 percent or higher, if the person is under age 21
  • BAC of 0.01 percent or higher at any age, if the person is on Driving Under the Influence (DUI) probation
  • BAC of 0.04 percent or higher, in any vehicle requiring a commercial driver license

"The DMV can take an administrative action against your driving privilege after you are detained or arrested, and the court may take a separate action (suspend, revoke, or delay the driver license) for the same offense. DMV’s action is related only to your driving privilege. The court’s action may involve the payment of a fine, jail time, suspension or revocation of your driving privilege, and completion of a DUI program," according to the DMV's website.

No county funding is being proposed for the December campaign, according to the county documents.

Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting begins at 9 a.m. at the County Administrative Center, First Floor, 4080 Lemon Street, Riverside.

Galactic Cannibal November 26, 2012 at 10:27 PM
Wake up people the POLICE STATE is upon us. Now they are shoveling you outdated stats from 2009....... WHY. ????? And why not in REAL TIME for 2012.... WHY ??? Eventually when the masses of Americans accept the New Zealand Sheep flock mentality. Then KISS GOOD BY TO FREEDOM of the individual. We use Samsung Galaxy III and IPods, and Blackberries. devices that communicate in REAL TIME..... Are our controlling Bureaucrats so far behind the times. ??? and our DB trigger happy Cops so stupid to follow these bureau bozos...And not question thier out dateness. OH I forgot the DB Cops just want to retire on full benefits ...So do not rock the boat... DB = Dougnut Belly
Galactic Cannibal November 26, 2012 at 10:27 PM
Wake up people the POLICE STATE is upon us. Now they are shoveling you outdated stats from 2009....... WHY. ????? And why not in REAL TIME for 2012.... WHY ??? Eventually when the masses of Americans accept the New Zealand Sheep flock mentality. Then KISS GOOD BY TO FREEDOM of the individual. We use Samsung Galaxy III and IPods, and Blackberries. devices that communicate in REAL TIME..... Are our controlling Bureaucrats so far behind the times. ??? and our DB trigger happy Cops so stupid to follow these bureau bozos...And not question thier out dateness. OH I forgot the DB Cops just want to retire on full benefits ...So do not rock the boat... DB = Dougnut Belly
Tina Tyra November 26, 2012 at 11:35 PM
Not even going to respond to the galactic rantings...anything that prevents someone from getting in a car drunk and killing or hurting someone is a good thing. Awareness helps, but we need to get drunks off the street for good. If there is a second offense, they should not have a license. A third offense should result in taking them off the street and putting them in prison. An innocent family shouldn't have to deal with someone else's drinking problems. Zero tolerance for being impaired behind the wheel. Everyone has friends or family who can drive them if they are drunk. If not, call a cab. Better yet, don't drink at all if you have that much of a problem with it.
TVOR November 27, 2012 at 04:50 PM
I don't think lowering the BAC for DUI would have any positive effect on safety.
Brenda November 27, 2012 at 07:07 PM
Agree Tina, and those who dont mind drinking and driving, should pay a much higher penalty for doing so. Especially when it kills someone. A penalty of 4 yrs in Jail is not enough, well actually they end up serving 2 usually. Any changes that give more of a warning on drunk driving, stopping this, is great. A Tvor, GAL, I am not saying take away YOUR drinking rights, because I am sure you too follow the rules as they are now. I think eventually if it does continue to get worse that maybe it does need to be configured by age groups however. IF that is even any help, I wouldnt know until we tried that one. I also agree, why in the world are we using 2009 figures here folks? 3 years ago? We have at least 3 drunk drivers arrested a night in Temecula alone, most nights 5 on up. Now add in all the other Cities in Riverside County and tell me how many that would be for 2012? Surely someone must be ed-u-ma-cated enough up there in the county offices to push some buttons and find out the numbers for 2011 and 2012 to date? Also, I understand the Resolution to make Dec.2012 “National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month.” , but I do not see a proposal on how you are going to present that to the public? TV and radio spots? Flyers? Reps out to schools? Is there some plan I am missing here or just going to put that name to December?
One Voice November 27, 2012 at 07:12 PM
This is nothing more then revenue.............there is not a driver on the road that does not know to not drink and drive, it's plastered all over the freeways to report drunk drivers.....maybe if you are not from this State or Country you do not know the laws...this is just another ploy for money.............
Reverend Smith November 28, 2012 at 01:52 AM
Even with 'if you drink don't drive' messages everywhere, it's still considered cool to drink and drive. If nothing else, among the 'rebel without a cause' knotheads who do it just because it's illegal. And speaking of illegal, Elsinore has so many of them and they haven't been in the country long enough to have had the don't drink/drive propaganda sink into their thick skulls. They've still operating on TJ mode where you can drink and drive all you want as long as you have the ten bucks to pay off the cop who stops you.
Reverend Smith November 28, 2012 at 01:57 AM
It takes time to generate accurate stats like that. Speaking about privacy though, your "real time" smartphones send more data about your location and who you communicate with than the police stake could dream of having access to. As far as trigger-happy. I'm surprised at the situations the cops handle without using deadly force. Most of us would be pulling the trigger ten times as much as they do in similar situations. They usually just resort to shooting when confronted by someone with a gun or some other deadly weapon they are about to use on the cop to keep from going (back usually) to jail - where they usually belong. But we can't expect the police (or anyone) to do their job at risk of losing their life without any means and authority to defend themselves - and the rest of us sometimes.
Frankie November 28, 2012 at 02:03 AM
yepper reverend and if you notice in lake elsinore and lakeland village when the cops got somone pulled over it's usually someone driving a beater car and the funny thing is the cops don't have their light on their car maybe they don't want people driving by to see what they are doin
Ethan Edwards November 28, 2012 at 02:03 AM
One Voice...your an idiot!!! Over 1.41 million drivers were arrested in 2010 for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. In 2010, 211 children were killed in drunk driving crashes. Out of those 211 deaths, 131 (62 percent) were riding with the drunk driver. Every day in America, another 28 people die as a result of drunk driving crashes Drunk driving costs the United States $132 billion a year I hope its never you.........conservative creep
Ethan Edwards November 28, 2012 at 02:05 AM
Reverend Smith......and they say Conservatives aren't full of hate and prejudice....OMG
Galactic Cannibal November 28, 2012 at 02:13 AM
To all you conditioned people who are controlled by our sensational seeking media and the bully bureaucrats and trigger happy DB cops,. Did you know that 72 % of all fatal road accidents are caused by drivers who had zero alcohol or any other illegal drug at the time they killed or were killed in a vehicle.. Yes dudes and Dudettes 72 % were non related to DUI. So why don't the DB cops and idiot bureaucrats go after the majority of criminals who cause 72 % of the fatalities on our roads.. you never read in our flaky press headlines like 3 people killed in vehicle collision . it was NOT alcohol or drug related. 72% of the time the headlines would be such . 28% of the time headlines would be alcohol related.. An evil Machiavellian ploy by bureaucrats and cops to condition and control the masses. "The intent of the proposed resolution is to “increase public awareness of the adverse effects of alcohol and drug use on drivers, even at minimal consumption levels, and to create safer highways …” But lets not talk about the 72% who kill the majority.
Stormy November 28, 2012 at 03:07 AM
The only person I see on here that is full of hate and prejudice is you, maybe you should have a drink and chill out.
Reverend Smith November 28, 2012 at 04:19 AM
Talk about 'sensation seeking'. Your example sounds like '72% of the rocks juvenile delinquents throw off free overpasses never hit a car.' So so we just accept the 28% of their cars that hit cars and the subset of that number which crash through a windshield and cause a fatal accident? How asinine. If you want to be a cannibal, do us all a favor and start with your own feet and working your way up. And those statistics (if they are real and accurate - be a good idea to state your source) don't take into account the number of DUI drivers who cause accidents and then leave the scene - they couldn't. And this likely happens quite often. So the real figure is likely nearer 50%. Alcohol also figures in a very large percentage of domestic violence calls. If you ever want to see a cop earning his pension, see what they go through there. And a lot of cops have to take pension after becoming injured by some drunken slob trying to get past the cop to finish off his domestic partner.
Cik Bast November 28, 2012 at 05:10 AM
Another story demonstrating Government over-reach. You elected village idiots to create fake recognition days like this.
Nuke Negro November 28, 2012 at 05:36 AM
How do true bigots and racists like Jeff Kleiner /Ethan work? They accuse others of being what they really are. They are good at hiding their racism though! Jeff arrogantly bashes others because of the racist feelings he REALLY has! Jeff can lie and act like others are racist while pretending he is on the side of people of color. But then his insaneness spills forth the truth. Jeff said in his own posts that "all I can get are Black women." Really Jeff? Jeff you are such an idiot that you don't even realize what the meaning of your words are do you? That's all I can get? Jeff just designated Black women as the lowest form of a woman that a man can get...well more specifically what I can get. Well Jeff I am Republican and I think Black women are awesome...I think Black people are awesome. I think they are so awesome that they are in my gene pool. Get it? I have mixed babies too. But to Jeff Kleiner on Gladstone Court in Escondido the so called champion against racism and bigotry Black women are are so low that "they are all I can get."..Jeff's own words. Jeff you are a racist scumbag and a liar and a complete hypocrite. I hope that someday you get your ass kicked by a person of color for being what you are.
julie dawson November 28, 2012 at 05:50 AM
Stormy he is a racist the real deal. He is so full of racist hate this blog is like therapy to him, an outlet to spew his hatred. Encouraging an angry person as Ethan/Dennis to drink is not good advice, with his temper and hatred toward white people nothing good would come out of it. He also hates conservatives because he sees them all as white, not people just white people.
julie dawson November 28, 2012 at 05:52 AM
Peanut he is mean because he hates white people. What a cute name peanut.
Vic November 28, 2012 at 05:57 AM
Julie, Julie, Julie...Ethan is Jeff Kleiner, a 58 year old WHITE guy. Doesn't make him any less racist, tho, or crude, hateful and brutal. "Ethan" will be gone soon and we'll play the "Where's Waldo" game on the Patch until he resurfaces under another alias. The only difference between Jeff and Waldo is that Waldo is actually hard to spot. Jeff has a red neon sign pointing to him as soon as he enters a post!
julie dawson November 28, 2012 at 06:07 AM
He is now calling himself nuke negro, so totally consumed with hatred and skin color. He envy's white people to a degree no one else on this blog demonstrates, Dennis/Ethan and now nuke negro is simply consumed with hatred toward white people. To bad his self esteem is so low, probably had to answer to a white boss his whole life, but never had the energy or intelligence to rise above his entry level position. It's good he can release his hatred in this way, because with the hatred he displays here he may hurt someone without this type of outlet. Skin color comes up or some type of racism in 98% of his comments. Take nothing personal he says it is simply a release of built up anger.
Vic November 28, 2012 at 06:28 AM
I'm not even going to try to explain it any more, Julie. I understand your frustration but you're on your own.....
Nuke Negro November 28, 2012 at 06:28 AM
@ Julie Dawson...Nuke Negro is a White guy that dates Black women and has mixed kids. I think you are confused and my women and kids would not use the word racist to describe me.
julie dawson November 28, 2012 at 06:45 AM
I cant get it all straight, I just know they all sound like that horrible racist bigot Dennis. Dennis hates white people, and his comments toward them were always angry,and full of hate, especially toward white conservatives. Vic I guess a lot more people than I thought use this blog as a way to spew hatred at white people.
julie dawson November 28, 2012 at 06:51 AM
Nuke Negro I agree with you Jeff is a horrible racist. Skin color does not matter, so many people focus on it instead of bettering themselves.
julie dawson November 28, 2012 at 06:54 AM
Sorry Nuke Negro I got mixed up, I quit to many people with to many names
Nuke Negro November 28, 2012 at 06:59 AM
It's cool Julie I have actually stood a few feet from Jeff a few times. If you think he is strange on blog then you should understand that he is an even bigger creep by looks and mannerisms in real life. He is a total racist and his own words prove it.
Brenda November 28, 2012 at 09:17 PM
Ethan you could drop the "idiot" part however, totally unnecessary to call names. Otherwise he gives facts. People are dying and the people doing it are drunk or on drugs. It has to stop and whatever we can do to prevent it should be done. Unless we put a breathing device in every single car manufactured we will need hands on, as in more patrols, more check points. I would like to see a breathing device at places that serve alcohol as I believe it is partly their responsibility for how drunk someone gets and drives. Even at restaurants where we sit and watch people drink and watch football for 2 hours and go and get behind the wheel of their car. We have to get proactive or more and more people, your family, friends, can die. :/

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