impaired drivers

DEPUTIES TO CRACKDOWN ON IMPAIRED DRIVERS & ENFORCE SEATBELTS THIS THANKSGIVING WEEKEND

 

November 23, 2014 (San Diego County)--Thanksgiving weekend is among the busiest travel times of the year  and Sheriff’s deputies will be working around the clock to keep you safe on San Diego's roadways.

BRIDGETTE HALE’S FAMILY TAKES SAFETY MESSAGE NATIONAL: NTSB ISSUES GUIDELINES TO REDUCE IMPAIRED DRIVING AFTER FATAL CRASH ON HWY 67

November 25, 2012 (Ramona) – “Since the State of California has ignored my requests and pleas for help in saving innocent lives from dying on California Highways, I took my fight to the federal level,” Ken Vanek, brother-in-law of Bridgette Hale, told East Couinty Magazine.  Now the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on November 23 has issued new recommendations to reduce impaired driving.

Hale, a young mother from Ramona, lost her life in a head-on collision on Highway 67  in January 2010. California Highway Patrol did not order a blood test of the driver, John Holsheimer, although many witnesses reported he had been driving erratically before the crash.  A hospital blood test reportedly showed he was under the influence of drugs, but evidence could not be presented in court because tests were not ordered by law enforcement.