Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Avoid California DUI Checkpoints this weekend, including Redlands

California DUI checkpoint attorney news

The Redlands Police Department will conduct a California DUI sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, May 2, until 2 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at Redlands Boulevard and Seventh Street, California DUI lawyers learned today.

Grant funding for the California DUI sobriety checkpoint was provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) which is asking for the public’s help in reporting drunken drivers by calling 911, according to California DUI attorney sources.

“Whether you’re meeting with a friend after work or attending a Cinco de Mayo party, if you plan on using alcohol, never drink and drive,” said Redlands Police Traffic Unit Supervisor Cpl. Les Jolly. “If you notice a friend showing signs of impairment, take their keys. Don’t let them get behind the wheel.”

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTS), from 2002 to 2006, an average of 43 percent of all highway fatalities on May 5 and overnight into the early morning of May 6 were caused by impaired drivers with a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of .08 percent and above, California DUI attorneys are told.

Friday’s California DUI checkpoint is funded under an October 2007 OTS grant awarded to Redlands. The California DUI grant provides funding in excess of $350,000 to be used for California DUI Checkpoints, California DUI Saturation Patrols, Selective California DUI Traffic Enforcement and California DUI equipment, California DUI criminal defense attorneys understand.