Tuesday, May 6, 2008

California DUI Checkpoint in Citrus Heights California soon

California DUI Criminal Defense Lawyer Checkpoint news

May 6, 2008

Five suspected California DUI - drunk drivers were arrested Saturday in Auburn by Placer's joint traffic enforcement task force, which says its next sweep will be over Memorial Day weekend, California DUI lawyers learned today.

In Citrus Heights, their California DUI police department is planning a California DUI checkpoint from 7:30 p.m. Saturday to 3:30 a.m. Sunday on Madison Avenue, east of San Juan Avenue.

The Auburn California DUI arrests were made during a California DUI sobriety checkpoint conducted by the "Avoid the 7" task force, which focuses on California DUI enforcement operations, especially over holidays, California DUI attorneys are told.

The seven-agency California DUI task force has officers from the police departments of Auburn, Roseville, Rocklin and Lincoln, the Placer County Sheriff's Department, the California Highway Patrol and the California State Parks, per California DUI criminal defense lawyers.

Auburn Police Officer Scott Alford said 785 vehicles were screened as possible California DUI suspects. In addition to the five California DUI arrests, the officers issued 33 citations for such offenses as invalid driver's licenses and they towed away five vehicles, California DUI attorneys understand.

Alford said the joint California DUI force will be out again for Memorial Day weekend. The California DUI enforcement period, which will include such traffic operations as California DUI checkpoints and California DUI saturation patrols, will begin May 23 and run through Memorial Day, May 26, California DUI criminal defense attorneys believe.

More details about Saturday's scheduled California DUI checkpoint from the Citrus Heights Police Department:

The California DUI checkpoint is one in a series that are being funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The primary goal of the grant is to attack California DUI drivers in Citrus Heights using a high-intensity strike-team format, thereby reducing the number of California DUI-related deaths and injuries.

California DUI officers will be checking drivers for signs of impairment and for possessing a valid driver's license. The vehicles of drivers without a valid driver's license are subject to tow.

Motorists are reminded to utilize a designated driver and to not drink and drive, according to California DUI lawyers.

Citrus Heights police have investigated collisions in this area wherein alcohol has been a factor, thus increased education and enforcement are needed in this general area, California DUI attorneys agreed.