The stretch of Interstate Highway 15 from Las Vegas to Ontario is a fertile ground for police to issue speeding tickets, DUI arrests and other driving-related citations.
Barstow CA DUI attorney Robert Little says that many of the DUI arrests result in prosecution at the Victorville, Barstow and Fontana courthouses. "Most are Southern Californians heading to Vegas and starting the party early. Or people coming home from Vegas too soon after the party."
Aside from the drunk drivers, this stretch of Highway 15 is dangerous for other reasons. Long straight-aways entice drivers to speed, sometimes in excess of 100 MPH. Many parts of the highway are poorly lit at night, and prone to weather conditions throughout the year. Road construction and a congestion of big rigs also add to the situation.
Little says the CHP and local police are stepping up patrol and cracking down on speeding and DUI. He advises drivers to and from Vegas to stay sober and drive at a reasonable speed.