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  Driving Under Influence (DUI)  
    Death and injury due to driving under the influence is 100% preventable. Those who choose to drink must also choose not to endanger our community by getting behind the wheel. For those who ignore this responsibility and hurt someone, the full resources of this office will work to see that justice is served. I ask all members of our community, young, old and in between, to drink responsibly and do the right thing--don't drink and drive.

Tim Ward, District Attorney


Don't Drink and Drive PSA (click image to view video)

  DUI Facts:  
  Over the last three federal fiscal years (October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2015), Tulare County prosecutors have reviewed 8,384 DUI cases and filed 8,086 cases, an average of 2,695 cases filed annually.  
  • 2009-2013 5,790 people were killed by drunk driving in California
  • 2009-2013 148 people were killed by drunk driving in Tulare County
  • In 2013, Tulare County ranked 11 out of 58 counties with 35 fatalities and injuries by those drinking and driving under the age of 21
  • Drunk driving is the nationís most frequently committed violent crime
  • An alcohol related traffic accident kills someone every 33 minutes and injures someone every 2 minutes, 365 days a year
  • For more statistics, visit the California Highway Patrol Annual Reports or the California Office of Traffic Safety Media and Research Center


If you'd like our public service print ad about DUI prevention you can download it HERE


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