DUI

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 ...

Argument, intoxication factors in crash

A man and his wife involved in a DUI crash Friday night were arguing when their truck rolled over, according to police. Auburn residents Randall Farrior Jr., 54, and his wife, Ali ...

Drunken-driver sent to hospital

The California Highway Patrol responded to a crash on New Airport Road Friday night. The solo-vehicle crash occurred at 11:34 p.m. just south of Bill Francis Drive. The driver of ...

DUI checkpoint Saturday

In an effort to decrease drinking and driving, the Roseville Police Department will set up a DUI/ drivers license checkpoint Saturday, according to a press release. The checkpoin ...

Let’s fine tune new DUI law

Re: “DUI law among those taking effect this week,” (Journal, July 1). What a joke! Beginning July 1, if you are a first-time offender or are a repeat offender, you will need ...