At a press conference this week District Attorneys from across California announced a ‘Make it Home for the Holidays’ campaign. The effort was funded by a $3.3 million grant given to the California District Attorneys Association by the Office of Traffic Safety. It represents the first statewide coordinated campaign to address California DUI during the holidays.
The goal of the three-year grant is to increase the California DUI conviction rate through better training of prosecutors.
California has one of the highest rates in the nation for alcohol related traffic fatalities. State prosecutors would like to see penalties for drunk driving increased. Currently a person can be convicted of three California DUI arrests before being charged with a felony.