DUI News February 26 – March 3, 2024, Los Angeles County

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Last Updated on March 11, 2024 by DALA Staff Writer

During the week of February 26 – March 3, 2024, Los Angeles County witnessed a tragic incident highlighting the ongoing challenges and dangers associated with DUI (Driving Under the Influence) on its roads.

1. Suspected DUI Crash in Pomona – CBS News

In a tragic incident late Saturday night in Pomona, three individuals lost their lives, and two others were injured in a suspected DUI crash. The collision occurred just before 11 p.m. at the intersection of White Avenue and Phillips Boulevard. Two passengers in one of the vehicles were pronounced dead at the scene, while three others were transported to the hospital, where one more succumbed to their injuries. The driver of one of the vehicles, 36-year-old Victor Siharath of Pomona, was arrested on charges of felony DUI. The identities of the deceased are withheld pending notification of next of kin. The crash is under investigation, and authorities urge anyone with information to contact the Pomona Police Department. Read more

2. Suspected DUI Driver Crashes into Police Cruiser During L.A. Chase – KTLA

A high-speed pursuit involving a suspected DUI driver and the Los Angeles Police Department ended dramatically when the suspect’s vehicle collided with a police cruiser. The chase began around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night in Sunland and lasted approximately five minutes, ending near the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Fenwick Street. The suspect’s vehicle overturned, and both the suspect and the officer involved in the collision were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect was subsequently arrested. Read more

3. Los Angeles Police Department to Conduct DUI Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols – PublicNow

The Los Angeles Police Department announced plans to conduct DUI checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols to enhance public safety by deterring impaired driving. These operations are scheduled across various locations in Los Angeles, with the aim to educate drivers about the dangers of DUI and to remove impaired drivers from the roads. The initiative emphasizes that impaired driving is not limited to alcohol consumption but also includes impairment from prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, and marijuana. Drivers charged with a DUI face significant fines, penalties, and a suspended license. Read more

These summaries provide a glimpse into the ongoing efforts to combat DUI-related incidents and the tragic consequences that can result from impaired driving.

DALA Staff Writer
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