Wednesday, April 23, 2008

California DUI Checkpoint by Roseville PD yields DUI arrests

California DUI Attorney news - Checkpoint update

From 9 p.m. Friday, until 2 a.m. Saturday, the Roseville Police Department conducted a California DUI sobriety and driver's license checkpoint on Sunrise Avenue at Sun Tree Drive. California DUI officers screened 839 vehicles that passed through the California DUI checkpoint, and arrested six drivers: four on suspicion of California DUI , one on a felony drug warrant, and one on suspicion of California DUI, driving while suspended, and violation of parole. California DUI officers also issued five citations to drivers for driving without valid driver's licenses, and had six vehicles towed.

A detective from a neighboring law enforcement agency drove an unmarked vehicle through the California DUI checkpoint, and noticed the driver in line in front of him tossing something out of his vehicle. The detective alerted Roseville Police. Officers searched the area around the man's vehicle and recovered a marijuana pipe. The driver, David Leroy Long, 50, of Rocklin, was arrested on suspicion of DUI, driving on a suspended driver's license, and violation of parole. He is currently in custody in the Placer County Jail on a no-bail parole hold, California DUI attorneys learned.

The Roseville Police Department conducts California DUI sobriety and driver's license checkpoints regularly both to take unsafe drivers off the road, and to raise public awareness about the serious consequences of drinking and driving, California DUI attorneys are told.

Funding for Roseville's California DUI sobriety checkpoints is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, California DUI lawyers believe.