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  • Gilroy Man Killed in DUI Crash

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 21-Jul-2014

    A 25-year-old Gilroy man died at the scene of a San Jose car accident involving a wrong-way driver who officials say may have been driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI). According to The Bay City News Service, the fatal DUI accident occurred on U.S. Highway 101 north of Blossom Hill Road. Officials say a 2000 Honda van was traveling in the wrong direction when it sideswiped a tour bus and ...
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  • Simple Tips to Prevent a New Year's Eve Car Accident in Northern California

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 18-Dec-2012

    Many northern California residents go out on New Year’s Eve, and unfortunately, some of them are involved in car accidents that cause serious injuries or even death. You can help reduce the risk of a car accident both for yourself and for your friends and family by following a few simple safety tips this holiday season. For partygoers : Plan ahead. Before you head to a party, decide how ...
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  • Stay Safe from Drunk Drivers on San Mateo Roads this July 4th Weekend

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 5-Jul-2012

    The Fourth of July is best known for fireworks and barbecues; however, drunk driving has also become an increasingly common fixture of Independence Day and the surrounding week. As July 4 falls in the middle of the week this year, the celebrations are likely to continue throughout the rest of the week, increasing the chances that drunk drivers may be on the road in San Mateo and throughout ...
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  • Watch Out For Drunk Drivers On St. Patrick's Day

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 14-Mar-2012

    St. Patrick’s Day is a time for celebration and parties in northern California and across the nation, with many choosing to celebrate the holiday with alcohol. While many have harmless fun during this day and enjoy the time spent with family and friends, many others make the reckless decision to drive drunk, putting not only themselves and whoever is in their car in harm’s way, but ...
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  • NHTSA Begins Super Bowl Drunk Driving Campaign

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 18-Jan-2012

    While holidays such as New Year’s Eve and the Fourth of July are well known for an increase in drunk driving incidents, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has begun highlighting another time of increased drinking and driving: the Super Bowl. Due to the amount of parties and bar visits both during the National Football League’s (NFL) playoffs and the ...
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  • Holiday DUI Checkpoint Arrests Down From 2010

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 29-Dec-2011

    Police in Northern California and across the country have been focused on detecting and arresting drunk drivers during the holiday season this year, and so far police have arrested 243 throughout Santa Clara County, according to The Gilroy Dispatch. The drunk driving crackdown has been in effect throughout the second half of December and will continue through New Year’s Day. Records for ...
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  • Labor Day Checkpoints Yield More Than 200 Bay Area Arrests

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 12-Sep-2011

    California Highway Patrol (CHP) reports that officers arrested more drivers for DUI this Labor Day weekend than at the same time last year. In the Bay Area, CHP officers arrested 258 people on suspicion of driving under the influence, compared to 252 drivers in 2010. Law enforcement officials from Santa Clara County also reported an increase in arrests. Officers arrested 385 drivers on suspicion ...
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