Wednesday, May 7, 2008

MADD after California DUI Checkpoint

California Drunk Driving Criminal Defense Attorney story

Pleasanton California Drunk Driving police in coordination with other law enforcement agencies impounded 15 vehicles during a California Drunk Driving sobriety checkpoint Monday night, according to California Drunk Driving Lawyers.

The California Drunk Driving checkpoint was set up on westbound Bernal Avenue at Pleasanton Avenue from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., California Drunk Driving attorneys report.

Livermore and Dublin police, the California Highway Patrol and the Alameda County Sheriff's Office aided in the California Drunk Driving Checkpoint effort, screening 1134 vehicles.

A total of 15 vehicles were impounded for either California Drunk Driving - driving under the influence or driving as an unlicensed or suspended driver, police said. Four drivers were arrested on suspicion of California Drunk Driving / driving under the influence, and 14 drivers were given citations for driver's license violations, according to California Drunk Driving Criminal Defense Attorneys.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving handed out information to drivers who were stopped at the California Drunk Driving checkpoint, which was funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety and the National Highway Safety Administration, according to California Drunk Driving Lawyers.

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The following release is being issued by Mothers Against Drunk Driving:
WHAT: Walk Like MADD (formerly known as Strides for Change), the signature walk of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), is a fun, community-driven 5K event that raises funds and saves lives. Every step taken and every dollar raised supports MADD's Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving, which calls for ignition interlocks for all drunk drivers and increased enforcement in the form of sobriety checkpoints and/or saturation patrols.
WHO: Assemblyman Todd Spitzer, R-Orange
Glynn Birch, MADD National President
Gil Coerper, Huntington City Councilman

WHEN: Saturday, May 10, 2008
Press Event begin at 8:30 a.m.
Walk begins at 9 a.m.
Ignition interlock demonstrations at 8:15 a.m., 9:15 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Huntington City Beach

WHY: MADD served 46,000 victims/survivors in 2007 and aims to eliminate drunk driving. Drunk driving is the nation's most frequently committed violent crime. In 2006, 1,276 people were killed in California in drunk driving crashes. Nationally, nearly 13,500 people were killed in crashes where the driver had a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher.
ACTIVITIES: Alcohol ignition interlock demonstration, pledge signing, simulated rescue, law enforcement vehicle displays, kid's area, and a health and safety fair.
LEARN MORE: Those interested in participating or becoming a virtual walker can log on to
ABOUT: Multiple studies on interlocks for both first-time and repeat offenders show decreases in repeat offenses up to 90 percent while the interlock is on the vehicle.(1) Unfortunately, data from 2003 indicates that judges in California only required 3.8 percent of all convicted drunk drivers to install an ignition interlock each year. California's state legislature is currently considering lifesaving legislation, AB 2784, that would require all convicted drunk drivers, including those facing their first conviction, to install an alcohol ignition interlock on their vehicle.
Founded in 1980, MADD's mission is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.