DUI

Please observe rules of the road

Unfortunately, simple-minded drivers come in all ages and intelligence. It doesn’t matter if you are doing 55 mph in a 45 mph zone, someone is going to do 70 mph. It’s not that ...

Simply take away license

Each year, month and day we hear about drunk driving and the results such as the last incident where the two pedestrians were killed trying to cross the street (Journal, Jan. 1). W ...

Newcastle man in jail after alleged collisions, police pursuit

A Newcastle man is behind bars after allegedly hitting two cars and leading police on a brief pursuit on Auburn Folsom Road Tuesday. Auburn police officers arrested Jerry Vincent ...

Remember the peace officers

I was exceptionally disappointed when I opened Thursday’s paper (Journal, Dec. 23) and read the headline story about a Placer County Jail inmate who is spending time behind bars ...

Christmas in jail a yearning experience

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to be in jail for Christmas? One Placer County inmate shared his story and how he feels about not being home for his family’s annual ...

Driving drunk could result in fatalities, fees and jail

Ever wonder what happens to a first-time DUI offender? Irresponsible celebrating can lead to large fees and jail this holiday season. According to the California Business, Transp ...

Alcohol, driving make tragic mix

Re: “Weekend sees DUI increases,” Journal, Nov. 29: I think it’s OK to have an occasional alcoholic beverage, but not before you drive. Many people step into a car without c ...

Drive drunk, lose your car

A simple and effective way to deter DUIs: The vehicles of convicted DUI drivers impounded and auctioned to pay for court and civic costs. The exceptions are if the vehicles are st ...

Holiday meant more DUI arrests

Local law enforcement agencies made more Labor Day DUI arrests than last year in Placer County. The Placer County “Avoid the 7” campaign took place from Aug. 20 to Sept. 6. T ...

Holiday travel means DUI enforcement

Local law enforcement agencies are reminding residents to keep safe driving practices in mind this Labor Day weekend. According to AAA, 3.5 million Californians will be on the roa ...