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Source: Orange County Register news article

SEAL BEACH, California –  A suspected drunk driver was arrested on DUI charges early Friday morning after she lost control of her Nissan sedan. The vehicle spun out of control and crashed into a tree where it split in half, according to Seal Beach Police.

The driver suffered only minor injuries and was the only occupant of her vehicle. Additionally, there were no others were involved in the 2:15 a.m. crash on Lampson Avenue just west of Basswood Street, police said.

Costs of Drinking and Driving Statistics

Drunk drivers not only hurt themselves in a collision, but their actions cost American society some $132 billion, up from about $1.14 billion in 2000, according to Mothers Against Drunk Drivers. The financial toll on society is based on money spent and quality of life costs to victims of drunk driving as well as costs to both government and employers, MADD reports.

The expense comes from nationwide sobriety checkpoints, fines, legal costs, court costs, medical costs, property damage, educational costs, preventative costs, etc.

On an individual level, the costs of a DUI vary depending on the circumstances in each situation, but a first-time DUI conviction can cost a driver between $7,000 and $12,000 in fines, penalties, restitution, legal fees and added insurance expenses, according to California Highway Patrol and AAA of Northern California.


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SEAL BEACH, California – Pedestrian Holly Barish Sablich, 22, a former Huntington Beach High School student was struck and killed Sunday night as she attempted to cross the northbound lanes of Pacific Coast Highway outside of a designated crosswalk, according to an Orange County Sheriff Department coroner report.
The Huntington Beach woman was struck by the driver of a sports utility vehicle in the 16200 block of PCH and Anderson Street at 8:49 p.m., according to the report. Paramedics responding to the scene of the crash tried to save her life, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Seal Beach police officers interviewed the driver of the SUV and determined he was not under the influence of alcohol and after interviewing him they released him.
A Serious Traffic Accident Response (STAR )team made up of specially-trained police officers from several local police departments were brought to the scene to investigate the death.– Orange County Sheriff Department coroner report

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