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August 2016 Archives

California police to take part in national campaign

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were approximately 10,000 deaths around the country from drunk driving crashes each year from 2010 to 2014. In California, there were 882 such deaths during that time period. From Aug. 19 to Sept. 5, the Burlingame Police Department is part of a nationwide campaign to combat drunk driving. The campaign is known as Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, and it is part of an effort to educate and crack down on drunk driving.

Woman accused of drunk driving after chain reaction crash

Two California Highway Patrol officers were among four people who were injured by an accused drunk driver on Aug. 9. The multi-vehicle accident took place in San Jose at about 4:40 p.m. when a 26-year-old woman struck vehicles that were parked along the side of southbound Highway 85 after an earlier accident. Following the crash, the woman was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI causing injury.

The challenges of stopping white collar crime in California

While it may be possible to prove that corporations and those who run them engage in criminal activity, it may be hard to win a conviction. This is partially because a corporation is a separate entity from its owners and operators. It presents a structural challenge that makes it difficult to show that individuals were actually aware that they were committing a crime or should have known about any wrongdoing.

Study says Uber and Lyft have not lowered DUI fatalities

According to new research, there has been no change in alcohol-related traffic deaths in California and the rest of the U.S. since Uber and Lyft have been introduced. The study was published in American Journal of Epidemiology, and it looked at statistics from 100 locations in a variety of states. It also took into account other factors such as taxes on alcohol and whether a state had banned texting while driving.

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