Tuesday, June 17, 2008

DUI Checkpoints in Tahoe Wednesday & Santa Cruz California friday

California DUI lawyers report that South Lake Tahoe police, working with the California Highway Patrol, will conduct a California DUI checkpoint from 10 p.m. Wednesday and continuing until 2 a.m. Thursday on Lake Tahoe Boulevard near Fairway Avenue. Officers will randomly screen drivers for signs of impairment.

The No. 1 cause of injury traffic collisions in South Lake Tahoe so far for 2008 is driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Police will conduct a zero-tolerance summer campaign to combat this trend, called “Over the Limit, Under Arrest.”

Funding for this California DUI program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The Santa Cruz Police Department will be conducting a California DUI checkpoint Friday night, the department announced Monday.

The SCPD Traffic Unit will be conducting the California DUI Checkpoint in downtown Santa Cruz between 6 p.m. and midnight. The California DUI checkpoint will be on Cedar Street adjacent to Pacific Avenue. The routes will be clearly marked and posted the night of the California DUI checkpoint.

According to the SCPD, California DUI checkpoints are a critical component for raising public awareness regarding the dangers of drunk driving and the public safety risks associated with DUI related collisions

Vehicles that enter the California DUI checkpoint will be stopped and California DUI officers will attempt to determine if the drivers have been drinking or show objective signs of drug use. If deemed appropriate, the screening officer may direct a driver into a secondary screening area for further California DUI investigation. California DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols where numerous officers are out patrolling for drivers appearing under the influence occur throughout the year.

Funding for this California DUI community safety program is provided through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, according to California DUI lawyers.