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    How to Avoid a DUI in Los Angeles by Hiring Private Chauffeurs

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    Hiring a personal driver or private chauffeur in Los Angeles is one of best the ways to avoid DUI. No one gets a “free ride” on a DUI, not even celebrities. Recently, 28-year old Amanda Bynes was arrested for a DUI, at the time; it was a drug of an unknown origin. You would probably be shocked if we listed every A-List actor/actress that has been arrested for DUI so instead here is a few of the most shocking ones:

    • Heather Locklear
    • Billy Joel
    • Keifer Sutherland
    • Mel Gibson
    • Tim Allen
    • John Goodman


    I skipped the most obvious ones, Paris Hilton, Lindsey Lohan, Charlie Sheen and the list goes on and on.


    What is a DUI?


    A DUI (Driving While under the Influence) generally, most people think of alcohol, when they think about a DUI. However, drugs both illegal and prescribed are considered to be mind-altering and also fall under the category for a DUI.


    Los Angeles DUI Laws


    • It is classified as a misdemeanor to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, alcohol and/or both.
    • It is a misdemeanor to drive a vehicle with any type of motor with a .08% or higher blood alcohol level.


    Consequences of a DUI in Los Angeles


    • If you are found to be under the influence of alcohol, drugs or both, while operating a motor vehicle you will be arrested.
    • Your driver’s license will be immediately seized by the arresting police officer. You will also be served a “Notice of Suspension”, which means you cannot drive until you appear in court.


    Penalties for a DUI in Los Angeles


    First Offense – 4 days to 6 months in jail, up to a $1,000 fine, license suspension – minimum 30 days to 10 months.
    Second Offense – 10 days to one year in jail, up to a $1,800 fine, license suspension up to two years.
    Third Offense – 120 days to one year in jail, up to a $1,800 fine, license suspension three years.
    Fourth Offense – (Within a 10 month period of your third DUI) 16 months in jail, up to a $1,800 fine, license suspension four years.


    You can hire a Private Chauffeur in Los Angeles, starting at as little as $32 for an hour that will drive you wherever you want to go in your personal car! So Amanda Bynes could have easily avoided a DUI and paid as little of about $30-$40 and hired a personal driver.


    Before you head out for a night on the town, plan ahead and call The Private Chauffeur for more information.