After hearing that they have got the dubious honor of being ranked #1 when it comes to DUI arrests of patrons, Baja Sharkeez in Hermosa Beach is planning on taking action. The very popular bar is changing their closing time, not allowing new patrons in after a certain point and even changing the size of their beverages after midnight in an effort to keep patrons sober. Sharkeez will also be making regular announcements encouraging patrons to find a sober ride home and posting signs throughout the establishment warning of the dangers of drinking and driving.
With the severity of the possible penalties faced from a California DUI conviction, California residents should be thankful for any help they can get in avoiding a DUI. First time offenders in California can face fines of up to $1000, a prison term of up to six months and lose their driver’s license for up to four months.
In addition to the aforementioned penalties, drivers convicted of a California DUI will also be required to show proof of carrying high risk SR22 car insurance as well. Drivers must carry their high risk SR22 insurance policy for a period of three years which can ultimately add a substantial amount to the total cost of a California DUI conviction.