Friday, April 17, 2009

Tonight's DUI Checkpoints in California - urgent update by California DUI Attorney Rick Mueller of www.SanDiegoDrunkDrivingAttorney.net

California DUI attorneys update tonight's California DUI & Drunk Driving Checkpoints:

The Riverside Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on Friday, April 17, 2009, from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., in an effort to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved collisions.

Last year, the City of Riverside had experienced eleven fatalities as a result of DUI driving; there were six in 2007. This DUI/Drivers License checkpoint will be conducted as an effort to reduce those tragic incidents that result in a loss of life due to a DUI driver.

Additionally, officers will be checking that drivers possess a valid driver’s license.

Click here to watch what happens behind the scenes at a DUI checkpoint.

Traffic volume and weather permitting, all vehicles at the chosen location may be checked. 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.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting DUI roving patrols in the Cities of Mission Viejo, Lake Forest and Rancho Santa Margarita on Friday, April 17, 2009. These Multi-City DUI teams will target areas that have a high incidence of DUI related arrests and collisions.

The goal of the program is to reduce the rate at which the citizens of Orange County are killed or injured in DUI related collisions. Through implementation of these events, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department hopes to significantly reduce deaths, injuries and property damage in each of our contract cities.

Orange County Sheriff’s Department Deputies are committed to working hand in hand with their contract city partners in providing a safe environment for the motoring public. Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For more information contact Media Relations at (714) 647-7042.

SHERIFF-CORONER DEPARTMENT
COUNTY OF ORANGE
CALIFORNIA
550 NORTH FLOWER STREET – P.O. BOX 449
SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA 92702-0449

The Roseville Police Department will conduct a sobriety and driver's license checkpoint on Friday evening, April 17, at an undisclosed location. Police officers will contact all drivers passing through the checkpoint, checking for alcohol and/or drug impaired drivers. Officers will also check to make sure all drivers have a valid driver's license.

The purpose of the checkpoint is to make Roseville's streets safer; to increase awareness of the dangers associated with drinking and driving; and to serve as a deterrent to potential impaired and unlicensed drivers.

While other types of traffic collisions are declining in Roseville, alcohol and drug-related traffic collisions are on the rise. Roseville officers investigated 35 DUI-related collisions in January and February, a 67 percent increase over the same last year. One person was killed and 23 injured in those collisions.

The Roseville Police Department is battling the problem with routine nightly DUI enforcement, special patrols, and sobriety checkpoints. Funding for Roseville's DUI enforcement was provided by a $100,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.