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CHP reports drop in Bay Area DUI arrests over Christmas holiday period, but increases statewide

Original post made on Dec 28, 2012

Over the Christmas holiday weekend, DUI arrests were down, but fatal collisions were up in the Bay Area from a year ago, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, December 27, 2012, 7:55 AM

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Posted by Different Times
a resident of Danville
on Dec 28, 2012 at 6:46 pm

It has been exactly one year since a young woman from Pleasanton in her 20's riding on her second DUI (and behind the wheel of a car with a suspended license) crashed into the front of my Danville home and property. I came home in the dark evening with and with the help of Police sorted out what happened before I arrived home from work. She was hauled off in an ambulance, lived without injuries, and I was left to clean up the major damage sustained to my property. Luckily she did not kill herself --close to huge trees--nor my animals in the yard. Hopefully she has been remorseful and made an effort to seek help before she kills someone. Or the courts and legal system forced her to do so. Yesterday. (after expensive major reconstruction) I was with my dogs in the front of my yard where one year later I still occasionally find glass or a piece of plastic from her car embedded in the soil. A reminder that our youth and their parents seem certainly not as I was raised. I always thought I might have either this girls parents or herself stop by to engage-not so much in an apology (which would be welcomed after making last Christmas season a construction nightmare) but maybe just an "acknowledgement" of how alcohol related recklessness had an impact on someone else's life. I was raised by parents who probably would have dragged me to the site of the mess I had caused and would have had me involved in the cleanup for redemption. A different society
we live in now?

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a resident of Ridgeview Commons

on Apr 24, 2017 at 1:08 pm

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