Sunday, March 30, 2008

California DUI checkpoint & pedestrian safety news

California DUI attorney news

CHP targets California DUI - drunk driving, jaywalking, speeding from Tahoe City to Kings Beach, California DUI Law enforcement officers are cracking down on speeding and pedestrian violations in North Tahoe, California DUI attorneys recently learned.

A stretch of North Tahoe road that has seen several deadly collisions between pedestrians and vehicles will be the target of a year-long California DUI crackdown by local law enforcement, California DUI lawyers hear.

Drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians alike can expect additional California DUI enforcement along the Highway 28 stretch from Tahoe City through Kings Beach over the next year, especially when it comes to violations that tend to cause vehicle-to-pedestrian accidents, according to California DUI attorney sources.

The California Highway Patrol department in Truckee received the Pedestrian Corridor Safety Grant, funded by California's Office of Traffic Safety, to kick off an aggressive California DUI enforcement campaign along a 9-mile segment of Highway 28 from the Tahoe City wye to the Nevada state line.

Placer County deputies also received a separate portion of the California DUI grant and will be assisting CHP officers.

The California DUI grant program, which will reimburse the law enforcement agencies for hundreds of overtime hours spent enforcing pedestrian safety, begins next week on Tuesday, April 1 and will continue through September of 2009.

Speeding and California DUI drunk driving will be among the violations officers will be looking for.

California DUI Grant money will be used for numerous DUI checkpoints and pedestrian safety checkpoints throughout the year.

Neither a DUI checkpoint or pedestrian checkpoint is specifically planned for Incline, there will be extra patrols on Highway 28, looking for traffic violations.

Kings Beach alone has seen four serious accidents involving pedestrians and cars since 2004, with 2006 being an especially notable year, according to California DUI attorneys.

Meanwhile, a Friday night California DUI checkpoint by the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station led to arrests for three drivers allegedly driving under the influence and one arrest for a narcotics possession, according to California DUI lawyers.

The California DUI checkpoint was stationed eastbound on Valencia Boulevard, east of Creekside Road from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.

According to the California DUI report, a total of 1,014 vehicles passed through the California DUI checkpoint. From that number, 916 vehicles were screened.

Eight vehicles were pulled off the line so that the drivers could receive further California DUI testing.

As a result, three drivers were arrested for reportedly California DUI - driving under the influence, California DUI lawyers understand.