The Facts of Drunk Driving
Impaired driving not only puts the driver at risk but puts others lives in danger as well. California Law states that a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or higher is considered intoxicated and no person should operate a vehicle at this level. For minors under the age of 21, it is illegal to drive with any measurable amount of alcohol in their system. This is known as the “zero tolerance” law.
Each day, 27 people in America lose their lives in a drunk driving incident and nearly one third (1/3) of all vehicular deaths in the U.S. are due to alcohol-related accidents. Many of the drivers responsible for these accidents are repeat offenders and research has shown that drunk drivers will drive up to 80 times before they are ever caught and arrested.