Friday, October 31, 2008

Monster California DUI / Drunk Driving enforcement Halloween night

California DUI criminal defense attorneys at and warn of intense DUI enforcement tonight, throughout the state:

Oct. 31, 2008
Sacramento police are going to be on the lookout for drunken drivers in downtown Sacramento tonight.

The police will be conducting its first saturation patrol in the downtown area from 10 p.m. tonight to 4 a.m. Saturday, according to a police news release.

The department holds saturation patrols and DUI checkpoints periodically throughout the city, said Officer Michelle Lazark.

Officers will be looking for drunken or drug-impaired drivers and checking driver's licenses, she said.

About 6 additional officers will work the saturation patrols tonight, Lazark said.

The saturation patrol is funded through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

DUI campaign expanding – Additional Officers on patrol this weekend

Riverside, California – This Friday, All Hollows Eve, the community’s youngsters will take to the streets dressed in cute, funny and often times scary costumes, racing from home to home screaming “trick or treat!” Riverside Police Department reminds everyone, commuting home or heading out for the evening, to stay alert and to reduce speeds in residential neighborhoods.

“Drivers must understand that young ones racing for Halloween treats are not likely to be paying attention to traffic,” said Riverside Chief of Police Russ Leach. “Drivers need to watch for children darting out from between parked cars and walking on roadways. Many children and youth wear costumes that make them hard to see. Parents must make sure their children can be seen after dark, and remind them to always look both ways before crossing the street and to use the crosswalks at intersections.”

Halloween falls on a Friday night this year and every community will see adults dressed in costume headed out to mark the occasion with friends and family. However, the most terrifying events this weekend come at the end of the night once the parties end. That’s when drunk or buzzed drivers take to the streets. Avoid the 30 Riverside County reminds everyone partying this Halloween to use a Designated Driver!

“If you are planning on celebrating this weekend our message is simple,” said Karen Haverkamp, Riverside County Avoid the 30 coordinator. “If you are caught driving impaired, you’re going to be arrested! You may have thought the haunted house was frightening – wait till you visit the jail.”

There is no treat once an officer knocks on your car door. When arrested, violators will face jail time, the loss of their driver’s license, higher insurance rates, attorney fees, time away from work, and dozens of other expenses.

Worse yet, there will be many families receiving the horrific news that a loved one has been badly hurt or killed at the hands of a drunk driver this Halloween weekend.

The Avoid the 30 – DUI Campaign will be deploying additional officers onto the streets Friday night to reduce the death and destruction caused by drinking drivers. “Drunk driving is the top priority for the police, CHP, and Sheriff deputies in Riverside County, but other motorists on the roads are one of the best weapons we have against drunk drivers,” said Haverkamp. “We’re asking the public to report drunk drivers by calling 911. Then, provide the location, direction of travel and a complete description of the vehicle. This will help to hunt them down and get them off the road.”

With millions of cell phones on California roadways your chances of getting busted have risen. Avoid the 30 will be out in force conducting DUI operations in the following communities: Lake Elsinore, Moreno Valley, Riverside, Hemet, Palm Springs, and La Quinta. In addition, every officer working Friday night will pay special attention towards drunk driving.

Don’t take the chance. Remember, if you are caught over the limit, you will be under arrest.

The California Highway Patrol is warning motorists to avoid getting caught in a drunk-driving incident this Halloween weekend.

“Death is the most significant and obvious consequence of drunk driving,” a news release stated, and getting arrested for DUI can cost drunk drivers thousands of dollars in expenses, revocation of their driver’s license and possible jail time.

Pedestrian safety is another issue.

“Halloween is an exciting event for children, but streets are dark and traffic is heavy,” said Sgt. Hal Rosendahl of the Humboldt Area office. “While children are putting on their costumes, parents should remind them about basic pedestrian safety — stay with parents or a group, cross at the corner and check for traffic before crossing the street.”

Motorists should be aware of children running from house to house.

“The safest approach is for parents to accompany their children as they go from house to house,” Sgt. Rosendahl said.

The release recommended carrying a flashlight to illuminate the sidewalks and alert motorists. Parents also should take precautions to ensure costumes are safe and that their child’s vision is not obscured.

Motorists are advised to watch their speed, to always buckle up, and secure children in child safety seats.

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