Monday, June 9, 2008

Another failed California DUI Checkpoint

California DUI lawyers report that the Costa Mesa Police Department conducted an unsuccessful sobriety checkpoint on June 6, 2008, at Wilson Street and Pomona Avenue. Funding for this California DUI program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the Business, Transportation, and Housing Agency and is part of a National drunk driving enforcement campaign.

During the hours of operation, 1,032 vehicles drove through the California DUI checkpoint and 429 drivers were screened. California DUI Police conducted 27 California DUI investigations with no arrests for driving under the influence.
However, 5 drivers were cited for no license and 5 drivers were cited for driving on a suspended license. A total of 10 citations were also issued for miscellaneous vehicle code violations and 10 vehicles were impounded.

Police will conduct another California DUI checkpoint on June 13, 2008 at 19th Street and Pomona Avenue. The Costa Mesa Police Department will be teaming up with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.) for the California DUI checkpoint.

During the California DUI checkpoint, there will also be an increased number of officers patrolling adjacent streets in an effort to stop impaired drivers from avoiding the California DUI checkpoint.