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  • Staying Safe on Super Bowl Sunday

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Feb 5, 2016

    The San Diego Chargers didn’t make it this year, but it’s safe to say plenty of football fans from San Diego gather this Sunday for beer, snacks, and Super Bowl 50. While Super Bowl Sundays can be counted on to draw millions of viewers and inspire countless parties across America, they also can be counted on for slightly more sobering statistics. In fact, according to a study by the Automobile ...
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  • Eleven Killed in San Diego DUI Crashes During "Summer of Shame"

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Sep 3, 2015

    San Diego law enforcement is alarmed and frustrated by a large number of DUI fatalities that have occurred in-county just over the past few summer months. According to the chief of the California Highway Patrol’s Border Division, Jim Abele, officers simply do not understand why drivers would consciously choose to drive while drunk. District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis says that the list of fatalities ...
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  • San Diego Drunk Driver Will Not See Prison for Serious Crash

    Posted By Craig McClellan || May 6, 2015

    A San Diego Superior Court judge sentenced a driver who crashed into an 18 year-old girl's car, causing her serious injuries , to one year in a work release program, rather than the much longer prison sentence the man potentially could have served. The drunk driving accident occurred in August 20, 2011, and the victim spent significant time in the hospital afterward. The man slammed into the rear ...
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  • New Year's Eve DUI Accidents & Injuries

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Dec 29, 2014

    New Year's Eve has earned the dubious honor of being the holiday with the most DUI arrests made by law enforcement. While many Californians revel in the exciting festivities, drunk driving accidents are almost guaranteed to increase dramatically. Almost one in three people will be involved in a drunk driving accident at some point in their lives according to statistics. Not only that, but drunk ...
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  • San Diego Authorities Increase DUI Arrests Over Thanksgiving Weekend, Plan for More During Holiday Season

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Dec 3, 2014

    Thanksgiving weekend sees numerous car accidents caused by impaired drivers, as well as many preventable injuries and deaths. This is why law enforcement agencies throughout San Diego County and the entire country step up efforts to arrest drunk and impaired drivers during the holidays. Over Thanksgiving weekend, law enforcement agencies throughout the county worked together to conduct a period of ...
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  • Traffic Safety Grant to Help Combat Drunk Driving in San Diego

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Oct 27, 2014

    Earlier this month, the San Diego County District Attorney's Office announced that it has made new efforts to fight drunk driving . District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis stated that the DA's office has created a new DUI homicide unit to focus on drunk driving cases involving fatalities and serious injuries. The unit will be led by experienced DUI prosecutors and an investigator, who will also be ...
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  • NTSB Steadfast In Support Of Lower BAC Limit

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Sep 18, 2013

    At what point does alcohol consumption make a person an unsafe driver? Three decades ago, the legal limit for driving drunk in most states was set at a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.10%. Today, a blood alcohol content of 0.08% is the legal limit for drivers over 21 years of age in all 50 states. Now, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is pushing for even more drastic reform in ...
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  • Is Drunk or Distracted Driving the Bigger Road Safety Threat?

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Dec 15, 2011

    Our culture has been well-aware of the dangers of drunk driving for quite some time now and are beginning to hear more of a collective outrage against distracted drivers, as well. Some argue that distracted driving is even more of a threat to safety than an intoxicated driver. What Is Distracted Driving? Simply put, distracted driving occurs anytime a driver’s attention is off of the road. Three ...
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  • Dog Days: Accidents Caused by Distracted Drivers & Their Dogs

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Jan 24, 2011

    In many cities and states, drivers who are caught using their phone behind the wheel face fines. This was part of the movement to decrease the number of traffic incidents related to distracted driving . According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 3,000 people were killed in 2010 due in part to distracted driving. In addition, nearly 450,000 were injured in ...
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