Since 2008, California traffic safety officials have stepped up efforts to prevent serious crashes involving impaired drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
The number of Californians arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) has declined since then and so have injury crashes caused primarily because of alcohol or drugs, but fatal crashes caused by impaired drivers are slightly up and so are certain age groups that are arrested for driving under the influence.
In 2011, approximately 77 percent of DUI arrests in California were male. Female drivers made up 23 percent of the arrests.
KPCC crime and public safety reporter Erika Aguilar is interested in talking to people involved in or affected by a DUI incident. That includes drivers, passengers, victims, relatives, counselors, health and legal experts.
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