Tuesday, September 25, 2007

California DUI / drunk driving checkpoint waste of time & money

California DUI criminal defense attorneys hate to see the government waste money which should not have been collected in the first place.

Sonora, CA -- Friday between the hours of 8pm and 11:30pm the Sonora Police Department's Sobriety and Drivers License checkpoint on Mono Way netted but a single driver who was determined to be California DUI "under the influence."

Two individuals were cited for driving without a driver's license and their vehicles were towed.

Two people were cited for driving on suspended licenses and their vehicles were impounded for 30 days.

One person was arrested on an outstanding warrant for violation of probation.

The Sobriety and Drivers License checkpoint was made possible by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (O.T.S.). The Sonora Police Department is working closely with the O.T.S. and will be conducting additional checkpoints in the future.