Enforcement

Law Enforcement

Angel Eyes program to be established in every community to create general deterence.

 

Use of dedicated unmarked Police cars on the lookout for drunk drivers to help create general deterrence.

 

All cars towed and impounded when an impaired driver is arrested and kept impounded for 30 Days like they do in British Columbia. Officer can not release the car of arrested drunk drivers, they must be towed and only the impound lot can when conditions of release are met.

 

If driver has no license or insurance, vehicle is impounded and only released with proof that person claiming the vehicle is sober and has a license and adequate insurance.


Police must ask where last drink was consumed and collected information later mapped out to identify problem locations.


Inter agency saturation patrols to be used for comprehensive road and ABC enforcement.

Strict underage drinking enforcement. 

Strict Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) monitoring and enforcement.

Random BAC checks of officers.

Judicial

When appropriate dedicated DUI Courts must be established and funded in each community.  If the population does not justify a dedicated DUI court, at a minimum, any judge hearing drunk driving cases at any level, must be trained in the issue and certified to be able to sit on such cases.

A judge who is convicted of drunk driving shall be removed from office immediately. While appeals are pending, he or she shall be suspended from their duties.

While the judge’s case is pending, he or she shall be prohibited from hearing any case involving alcohol or drugs.

One bite of the apple rule when sentencing.  And then throw the book at those who dare to repeat. Punishment must include meaningful proportional fines (so that wealthy people feel the bite of the fine as much as a low income person), impounding of the vehicle, and revocation of the driver license of any repeat offender. And use of house arrest when appropriate and jail when needed.

 

NO REFUSAL INITIATIVE: Judges must cooperate with a law enforcement “no refusal initiative.”  A judge must be assigned to be on “standby” ready to issue warrants for blood draws when a suspected drunk driver refuses to take a BAC breath test.

Judges must assess an additional mandated $500 fine against the car if used by a drinking driver in addition to all other fines and court costs and not in lieu of any of them.

When arrested drunk and otherwise impaired drivers are not to be  bonded out without appropriate restrictions and conditions. In all cases of drunk driving arrests, one condition is no drinking of alcohol and agreement for daily testing until court date.  

 

Upon conviction of a drunk driving offense, a medical assessment must be done and turned into the court prior to the formulation of appropriate punishment, fines, type on incarceration if necessary, and conditions of probation,and to determine  everything needed that is needed to protect the public safety.

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