DUI Prevention Short Action Team

Driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a crime in all 50 States. DWIs and DUIs are defined as driving while impaired by alcohol or other legal or illegal substances and it is a crime to drive with a BAC of .08% or higher, regardless of whether one’s driving was impaired. 59.4% of Kern County residents report knowing someone that has received a DUI for alcohol.1

Kern County DUI Statistics

From January 1, 2019 to Jan 1, 2020, in the unincorporated areas of Kern County:

  • DUI alcohol arrests: 2,707
  • DUI drugs arrests:280
  • DUI drugs/ alcohol combo:38
  • DUI related collisions: 642
  • DUI related fatal collisions:2522

The DUI Short Action Team works to reduce DUIs in Kern County and provide support to those affected by drunk driving. The Kern County DUI Symposium is hosted and organized by committee members which includes local businesses, treatment providers, law enforcement, and the Kern County District Attorney’s office. The short action team also works on alcohol prevention messaging, and responsible beverage service training for local restaurants and bars.

Meeting information: Quarterly from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at 2001, 28th Street
Bakersfield, California 93301. Due to COVID-19 all in person meetings are on hold.

  1. 2019 Kern County Needs Assessment
  2. 2019 California Highway Patrol Bakersfield