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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.