Tuesday, April 29, 2008

First of many Cinco De Mayo California DUI checkpoints

California DUI attorneys warn of inevitable California DUI checkpoints.

April 30, 2008

REDLANDS - The Police Department will hold a California DUI checkpoint on Cinco De Mayo weekend in an effort to keep California DUI / drunk drivers off the road.

The California DUI checkpoint will be held from 6 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday at Redlands Boulevard and Seventh Street.

About 43 percent of freeway fatalities on Cinco de Mayos from 2002 to 2006 were caused by California DUI - drunk drivers, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The California DUI checkpoint was paid for by an Office of Traffic Safety grant, California DUI lawyers say.