General Information

Contact Dept

  • Phone:
    (559) 600-3141
  • Email:
    damail@co.fresno.ca.us
  • Address:
    2220 Tulare St., Suite 1000
    Fresno, CA 93721
  • Email Department

 Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Impaired Vertical Prosecution Program

Funds were granted from the  California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to the Fresno County District Attorney's Office to fund the Impaired Vertical Prosecution Program for the 2015 Federal fiscal year. 

 Prevention

 To prevent a DUI, you can take the following precautions:  

  • DO NOT drive while under the influence.
  • Make a decision to drive responsibly.
  • Make a decision NEVER to ride with anyone who has been drinking to the point of impairment.
  • Designate a driver ahead of time.  A designated driver is a non-drinking driver.
  • Always buckle up.  A safety belt is the best protection in a crash.
  • Be a responsible drinker.
  • Be a defensive, alert driver and report suspected DUI drivers to law enforcement.
  • Take a cab, call a friend/relative or use public transportation.
  • Support efforts to strengthen anti-DUI laws in our community.

Resources

Fresno County DA DUI Unit (559) 600-3141
Fresno Police Dept. DUI Unit (559) 621-5050
Central Valley MADD (559) 785-2600
CHP DUI Unit (559) 441-5441
Alcoholics Anonymous (559) 221-6907
Narcotics Anonymous (559) 255-5881
Addiction Intervention Resources 1 (888) 852-5869
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DUI Links
CHP DUI Info
California OTS
MADD 

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A DUI can cost you approximately $7,000. 

 Sobering Facts

  • 50% of Americans will be involved in an alcohol-involved traffic collision in his/her lifetime.
  • Nearly 23,000 people are killed every year in alcohol-related taffic collisions.
  • One American life is lost every 22 minutes in an alcohol-related taffic collision.
  • In California, the average alcohol-related fatality costs $3.8 million, including $1 million in monetary costs and $2.8 million in quality of life losses.
  • A 12 oz. can of beer, a 5 oz. glass of wine, and a 1.5 oz. shot of liquor all have about the same amount of alcohol.
  • An individual's critical driving skills can become impaired at blood alcohol levels well below the legal limit.
http://www.chp.ca.gov