A Memorial Day to Drink About
Wait a minute, I mean THINK. Yes, THINK. Not drink, even though that seems to be what everyone happens to do on those three day weekend celebrations. The next one being 4th of July. Apparently it seems like the police are on to you. So much so that over the memorial day weekend over 500 DUI arrest happened. 529, to be exact.
From 12:01 a.m. on Friday all the way through midnight on Sunday, 529 folks were arrested in L.A. County for driving drunk or on drugs. The CHP took in 35 DUI's between 6:01 p.m. on Friday and 6 a.m. Sunday in Orange County. And all along California was the same sort of thing as 1,133 arrest happened in the same time period.
Is it worth all the police force? Yeah, within that time 15 fatalities happened along the Golden State freeway. So if those arrest prevented any more, then that's a good thing in and of itself. But hey, let's talk money. California earns about 12k for every DUI in legal cost and court fees and what not. Now you multiple that by 530 and you have yourself a nice $6.9 Million take in for the state in that time. With all the money raised by these arrest, California may very well be able to balance its budget if this keeps up.
The lesson to learn from all this - Don't drink and drive. If you're going to be drinking, try to be a bit responsible because it may very well keep you saving a lot of money as well as saving lives.
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