Sunday, August 31, 2008

california dui checkpoint arrests

California dui attorneys report 5 people were arrested on suspicion of california dui/drunk driving Friday night during DUI checkpoints in Healdsburg that involved numerous california dui law enforcement agencies.

The california dui checkpoints are part of a public safety campaign targeting drivers over the Labor Day weekend.

Officials said 594 vehicles passed through the “Avoid the 13” california dui checkpoints set up on north and south Healdsburg Avenue between 7 and 11 p.m. The campaign is named for the number of participating california dui law enforcement agencies.

Thirty-seven drivers were directed into a nearby street or parking lot and further assessed for california dui or driver’s license violations.

Nine people were then screened for possible DUI and five were arrested. One person was arrested on an outstanding warrant and nine people were cited for driving without a license or with a suspended or revoked license. Fourteen vehicles were towed.

The california dui checkpoints were part of a weekend campaign that will also have additional officers assigned to specific DUI patrols during the remainder of the Labor Day weekend.

Among the california dui agencies participating in Friday’s Avoid the 13 campaign were police departments from Healdsburg, Petaluma, Sebastopol, Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Cloverdale, Cotati, as well as the California Highway Patrol, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department and Sonoma State University Department of Public Safety, california dui lawyers report.