DUI Arrests

#LASD Lakewood Station DUI / CDL Checkpoint, City of Bellflower, Thursday, July 16, 2015, Nets 2 DUI Arrests

Dui Check Point Leads to DUI Arrest

Dui Check Point Leads to DUI Arrest

Bellflower, CA – Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Lakewood Station conducted a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at Lakewood Boulevard and Oak Street between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.

DUI/Drivers License checkpoints have been shown to lower DUI deaths and injuries. A major component of these checkpoints are the deterrent effects it has on those who might drive drunk or drugged impaired, bringing about more awareness and encouraging everyone to use sober designated drivers.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent. Ninety Percent of California drivers approve of checkpoints.

1,050 Vehicles through the Checkpoint
2 DUI – Drug Suspects Arrested
12 Drivers with Suspended Licenses were Arrested and Sent to Court
18 Unlicensed Drivers were Arrested and Sent to Court
24 Vehicles were Released per Checkpoint Release Procedures
4 Drivers with Outstanding Warrants for Arrest were Taken Into Custody

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting additional DUI/Drivers License Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols throughout the upcoming year in our ongoing commitment to lowering deaths and injuries upon our streets and highways.

Funding for these operations is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety http://www.ots.ca.gov/ through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration http://www.nhtsa.gov/

If you see dangerous driving, Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1!

Partner to prevent or report crime by contacting your local Sheriff’s station. Or if you wish to remain Anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org

AS A DRIVER, PLAN AHEAD WITH THESE TIPS:

Arrange rides home for your friends, family, co-workers and yourself before the drinking begins

Identify and provide free non-alcoholic drinks or other promotional items to the Designated Driver

Party hosts and servers must limit drinks to your guests or patrons. Don’t serve more than one or two over several hours.

Cut back on the amount of drinks you plan to bring to the party – and provide plenty of food.

Coordinated by:
Deputy G. Emerson
Lakewood Sheriff’s Station
Sergeant Daniel A. Dail
Traffic Services Detail
Risk Management Bureau
Professional Standards Division
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
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Same-Sex Marriage and Estate Planning

 

equalpeple1In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court of the United States on June 26, 2015 held that same-sex couples could marry nationwide.  This is a turning point in our history and a step forward in civil rights as a nation to recognize marriage between two people, whether gay, lesbian, or transgender. As Justice Kennedy eloquently stated, “No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family.”  He then also states, “In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than they once were.”

 

Now that more same-sex couples will marry, one of the things to consider is estate planning.  As marriage is a major step in anyone’s life, there will be certain considerations that gay and lesbian couples should take into account.  This includes among the more common topics such as whether to have a trust, will, or both.  Also, what type of trust would be the best suited in your situation.  Also to consider is who to leave the property at death, how to divide it, and when to have each beneficiary receive it.  Among all these estate planning considerations, possible additional special considerations include situations when same-sex couples adopt children or when children are born through artificial insemination or when there is a surrogate mother.  In these instances, it is important to draft the trusts or wills in such a way to ensure that those children receive their share.

 

As the nation welcomes more and more same-sex, gay, and lesbian couples into the institution of marriage, we will face new and unforeseen challenges.  Through these challenges, we as a nation will grow through the various creative solutions to these challenges, whether in the area of estate planning or anything else.  We at MB Legal Services are happy to face and overcome any estate planning challenges that you may come across to achieve your goals and desires.