June 2010 DUI Report

July 02, 2010 10:44 pm

NapaValleyRegister.com publishes monthly statistics on arrests and convictions for driving under the influence in Napa County.

There were 76 convictions of DUI or "wet reckless" charges in June, those names are listed below. Conviction information comes from Napa County Superior Court.

There were 88 arrests for DUI in June, those names are not listed as charges are pending. Arrest information is from the Napa County Department of Corrections.

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The high cost of a DUI

A first conviction for DUI costs approximately $12,176, according to the Napa County DUI Task Force. This includes: insurance premium increase, attorney/legal fees, penalties and DUI school. This does not include: medical costs, auto repairs, exposure to civil liability or the cost of alternate transportation while the driver’s license is suspended. Know your limits. Designate a driver. Carry cab money and phone numbers.

No safe amount

When getting behind the wheel, there is no safe amount of alcohol to have consumed. Any amount increases the likelihood a driver might be involved in an accident. Reaching blood-alcohol content of .08, the legal limit, makes drivers 25 times more likely to be in accident than if they were sober. Source: California Department of Motor Vehicles Driver Handbook.

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