Sunday, September 7, 2008

California DUI criminal defense lawyer - Costa Mesa & Fresno arrest news

California DUI criminal defense lawyers are told 4 were arrested at Fresno sobriety checkpoint.

Four drivers were arrested Friday night at a sobriety and driver's-license checkpoint at Shaw and Maple avenues in front of California State University, Fresno, California DUI criminal defense lawyers reported.

The DUI operation on the westbound traffic lanes of Shaw also resulted in 40 vehicles being impounded, California DUI criminal defense attorneys said.

The Costa Mesa Police Department conducted a sobriety checkpoint on September 04, 2008, at 17th Street and Westminster Avenue. Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the Business, Transportation, and Housing Agency and is part of a National enforcement campaign.

During the hours of operation, 1,568 vehicles drove through the checkpoint, 326 were stopped, and 20 drivers were screened. Police conducted 7 DUI investigations with no arrests for driving under the influence. However, 2 drivers were cited for no license and 2 drivers were cited for driving on a suspended license. A total of 21 citations were issued for miscellaneous vehicle code violations and 4 vehicles were impounded.

The Costa Mesa Police Department will be teaming up with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.) for the checkpoint. During the checkpoint, there will also be an increased number of officers patrolling adjacent streets in an effort to stop impaired drivers from avoiding the checkpoint.

Please remember to make the right choice and avoid driving after drinking.