Friday, July 18, 2008

California DUI Checkpoint news for Orange, Santa Clara and Riverside Counties

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The Cypress Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on Saturday, July 19th, from 8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m., on Valley View at Lakeshore. In an effort to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes, DUI checkpoints are conducted to identify offenders and get them off the street, as well as educate the public on the dangers of impaired driving.

All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on local roadways by impaired drivers. This DUI/Drivers License checkpoint is an effort to reduce those tragedies, as well as insuring drivers have a valid driver’s license. A major component of these checkpoints is to increase awareness of the dangers of impaired driving and to encourage sober designated drivers.

A DUI checkpoint is a proven effective method for achieving this goal. By publicizing these enforcement and education efforts, the Cypress Police Department believes motorists can be deterred from drinking and driving.

Traffic volume and weather permitting, all vehicles may be checked and drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs will be arrested. Our objective is to send a clear message to those who are considering driving a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol and/or drugs – Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest. The public is encouraged to help keep roadways safe by calling 911 if they see a suspected impaired driver.

Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

July 17, 2008
Contact: Robert Cote, Sergeant
Phone No.: (714) 229-6624
Nature of Release: DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint
Date/Time of Occurrence: Saturday, July 19th, 2008 - 8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.
Location of Incident: Valley View at Lakeshore – City of Cypress

San Jose police will be conducting DUI and driver's license checkpoints tonight at undisclosed locations in the city.

From 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. drivers will be checked for valid licenses and those believed to be intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be arrested. Depending on traffic and weather conditions, all drivers may be checked at screening locations.

Motorists can be deterred from driving under the influence just by being notified of the potential check, police said.

The operation is funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The Temecula Police Department conducted a DUI / DL checkpoint on July 12, 2008 from 6:00 PM to 2:00 AM at Rancho California x Promenade Chardonnay Hills in the City of Temecula. The purpose of this checkpoint was to check for impaired drivers and check driver’s license status.

1267 cars passed through the checkpoint, 19 cars were moved to a secondary examination area where 5 Field Sobriety Tests were administered. 2 adults were arrested for DUI, 5 cars were impounded, of these, 2 were impounded for 30 day holds from drivers without licenses.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The California Office of Traffic Safety and Temecula Police also want to remind you during the holiday season, if you choose to drink alcoholic beverages, please designate a sober driver before getting into a vehicle. Remember “Drunk Driving….Over the Limit, Under Arrest!”

Anyone with questions regarding this incident should contact Sergeant Ken Southern of the Temecula Police Department Traffic Bureau at (951) 696-3000.

City of Temecula
Police Department
Date/Time Written: July 17, 2008 / 17:00 PM
Type of Incident: DUI / DL Checkpoint