Wednesday, February 6, 2008

California DUI checkpoint in Northern California this weekend

California DUI lawyer checkpoint news

The Napa police are doing their part to get California DUI drunk drivers off the road this Friday, February 8, 2008.

A California DUI Drunk Driving checkpoint is set for 6 p.m., Friday.
Although police are mum about the specific location of the California DUI checkpoint, they said it will be within the Napa City limits and in an area where there has been a high number of alcohol-related crashes.

Officers will look for unlicensed drivers and those driving with a suspended or revoked license.

Motorists approaching the California DUI checkpoint will see an informational sign stating there is a California DUI sobriety checkpoint ahead. Those who have not been drinking and have a valid driver’s license will only be detained for a few minutes.

That won’t be the case for those who have gotten behind the wheel drunk. They will be arrested and could be booked into the county jail.

“An important goal of the DUI checkpoints is to educate the public on the dangers of driving while intoxicated and convince them to not drink and drive in the first place,” Napa Police Sgt. Tom Pieper said.

Funding for the California DUI Drunk Driving checkpoint comes from a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

California DUI attorneys follow these roadblocks closely.