Published On: Tue, Jun 22nd, 2021
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Orange County Authorities Battle Rise in Impaired Driving

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Authorities in Orange County, Calif. say they’re seeking an uptick in impaired driving. Speaking during a June 21 Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) event, Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer said driving under the influence cases are up 40 percent year-over-year. Felony driving under the influence charges have increased by 25 percent during the past year, he said. “Suffering the loss of a loved one is tragic, but that tragedy is exacerbated by the pure randomness of losing a loved one to drink or drugged driving,” Spitzer said. With almost 1,000 driving under the influence (DUI) deaths in California per year, the June 21 gathering was meant to recognize law enforcement officers working to make Orange County’s roads safer. The Orange County Prosecutor of the Year award was presented to three traffic safety resource prosecutors. Hoon Chang, Charles Henninger, and Jessica Schug accepted the award along with Orange County District Attorney’s vertical driving under the influence of …

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