Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Checkpoint Planning for Memorial Day Weekend in California - DUI news

California drunk driving lawyer news

May 21, 2008

The Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office announced Memorial Day weekend patrols in Martinez and Pittsburg targeting impaired drivers, according to California drunk driving lawyers.

Deputies and local police agencies will conduct a saturation patrol in Martinez from 8 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday, seeking out motorists suspected of driving under the influence, said California drunk driving lawyer sources.

The following evening, from 7 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday, deputies and police will be holding a sobriety checkpoint in Pittsburg on 10th Street, California drunk driving lawyers said.

The weekend, which traditionally kicks off the summer vacation season, has been an annual point of emphasis for law enforcement, California drunk driving lawyers believe.

Last year during the same period, county police agencies made 79 DUI-related arrests. They also responded to two fatal collisions, per California drunk driving attorneys.

"We're trying to tell people to be responsible, be safe, and plan ahead," California drunk driving lawyers were told. "Officers are going to be alert to impaired driving."