San Diego top city for DUIs for a second year
For the second year in a row, San Diego has been ranked the number one city in the country with the highest percentage of drunk driving citations. Three California cities are in the top five: San Diego (1), Los Angeles (2), and San Francisco (5).
The data was collected by Insurance.com between November 1, 2010 and October 31, 2011. Researchers say that some cities top the list not because there are more heavy drinkers, but for numerous reasons such as a lack of public transportation and law enforcement patrolling more frequently.
In 2009, a third of all car accident fatalities, about 11,000, were caused by drivers with blood alcohol levels at or above 0.08.
If you or someone you love has been injured by a drunk driver, contact the San Diego drunk driving accident lawyers of Ritter & Associates by calling 619-296-0123.