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Mother Lode Views; DUIs Increasing In Tuolumne County

Sonora, CA — This weekend’s Mother Lode Views will focus on the increasing number of individuals that are being arrested and prosecuted for "driving under the influence" in Tuolumne County.

District Attorney Donald Segerstrom will define the different segments of the law pertaining to impaired drivers. He will also comment on the increasing number of cases that his office has been prosecuting over the past couple of years and how the public can assist law enforcement agencies in getting those who are "driving under the influence" off the road.

CHP Lt. Commander Sam Samra will discuss the increasing number of arrests his officers are making. He will also explain the intricate training all officers undergo in detecting those that are "driving under the influence" of either alcohol or street-prescription drugs or both.

Dan Hawks from the Probation Department will detail the penalties assessed first and multi-time DUI offenders.

Mother Lode Views is aired on AM-1450 KVML at 9:30 Saturday morning and 8:30 Sunday morning. Mother Lode Views can also be heard on 93.5 KKBN at 8am Sunday and an hour later on STAR 92.7.

If by chance you miss one of the broadcasts click onto myMotherLode.com and select MULTIMEDIA, then AUDIO, then MOTHER LODE VIEWS.

Written by bill.johnson@mlode.com