Thursday, October 17, 2013

What is the South Bay DUI Task Force?

California cities are among the top in the nation for enforcement of drunk driving and the strict patrol of its streets for potential dangerous drivers who have consumed alcohol and are impaired.  One of the most prominent entities in the area that specialize in the arrest and prosecution of intoxicated motorists is known as the "South Bay DUI Task Force".  So, what is it and where does it operate?

The SBDUITF as it is known, is located in the cities of Torrance, El Segundo, Redondo Beach, Gardena, Hermosa Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Manhattan Beach, Rolling Hills, Lawndale, Hawthorne and Lomita.  The goal is to stop, detain, investigate and if necessary arrest a suspect believed to be DWI.  As a local Burbank DUI Attorney who has defended thousands of defendants accused of driving under the influence I can attest to the fact that the task force is effective in arresting people,  They hold the record for enforcement in Southern California and enlist the help of many cities to effectuate its goals,  they also get many thousands of dollars from the state and MADD and will continue to win awards well into the next decade due to the fact they are so good at doing what they do.

If you are driving in the South Bay during any holiday weekend, Saturday night or the first and last days of the month chances are you will be seen and possibly stopped by the task force.  Many think they are too aggressive and may push the limits of the laws, some even have alleged that they stop people in violation of their fourth amendment rights.