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Would You Get Behind the Wheel of a Vehicle While High? Well, California Teens Are

Would You Get Behind the Wheel of a Vehicle While High? Well, California Teens Are

Would You Get Behind the Wheel of a Vehicle While High? Well, California Teens Are

Just about every driver out there knows about DUI’s and how they should never drive while intoxicated with alcohol. However, what many people fail to realize, is that there was a reason the term was switched from DWI, driving while intoxicated, to DUI, Driving under the influence. DUI is a broader term that covers driving under the influence of any substance whether it is alcohol or drugs.


Driving under the influence of any substance is illegal in the state of California. This includes driving while high on marijuana, or laughing gas. There is an alarming trend among teens to get high off of laughing gas, or nitrous oxide. The gas is used both for car racing and for medical use. It is one of the ways that doctors can put patients under for surgeries.


When inhaled, laughing gas can c...

Arrange Sober Transportation and Avoid DUI Checkpoints

West Side Long Beach Bail Bonds

West Side Long Beach Bail Bonds

Although the 4th of July falls on a Tuesday this year rather than the weekend, do not rule out the people enjoying a little extra partying, and the police setting up a few extra DUI checkpoints. As always, there will be many celebrations over the weekend. Then some people will have to go to work on that Monday, July 3rd, while others may get that day off. This means they would get a 4-day weekend. Work or no work on that 3rd, people are going to party hard anyway.


Anticipating a spike in alcohol consumption, the police will inevitably have more DUI checkpoints than normal. Some checkpoint locations will be announced beforehand, while others will pop up unexpectedly.


If you are driving and see a checkpoint up ahead, it actually is not illegal to make a u-turn to avoid the checkpoint, ...

California’s Open Container Laws

Long Beach Bail Bonds

Long Beach Bail Bonds

In California, driving under the influence is not the only illegal alcohol and vehicle act, but it is the most known. It carries the most serious penalties. It is also very much worth knowing other alcohol and driving related laws, especially the “open container” laws for California.

For drivers who are 21 years or older, it is legal to drive a vehicle with an unopened container of alcohol in the car, even if it is in the front seat. An unopened container must be absolutely sealed, never opened. So, a sealed bottle of wine never uncorked, a sealed bottle of liquor with the cap never twisted off, and an unopened can of beer, are legal to have in the front seat of the car. Any alcoholic beverages that have been opened must be placed in the trunk of the car.


If a driver is caught wit...

Why More Women Than Men Are Arrested For A DUI

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The California Department of Motor Vehicles conducted a study last year that showed a very interesting trend: more women are being arrested in Orange County and California as a whole for drinking and driving, particularly those in the 21-35 and 51+ age group. For men, DUI-related arrests have decreased. This trend is the same in other states like Missouri and New York.

Though there is no definitive reason behind this trend, there are a few possibilities:

  1. California is cracking down on people who are driving under the influence, and more women are mixing drugs with their alcohol. They may not be drunk, but they are intoxicated.
  2. More women are working today than years before, meaning more women are independent, are earning their own living, can drive cars, and delay building a family so...