Monday, May 25, 2009

Caught in the Crazy CHP California DUI enforcement system? Strict rules must be adhered to when it comes to checkpoints

300 drivers were arrested in the Bay Area for allegedly California DUI - driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs between midnight Friday and midnight Saturday, according to California DUI lawyers.

The California DUI information may help those arrested as a result of local law enforcement saturation to keep Bay Area roads safe during Memorial Day weekend.

The 125 California DUI law enforcement agencies arrested a total of 276 drivers, up from 254 arrests during at the same time in 2008.

Maximum California DUI Enforcement Period for the CHP, with 80% of the state’s force out patrolling the roadways through Monday, May 25.

During the 2008 Memorial Day weekend, 38 people died on California highways, CHP officers arrested 1,450 drivers for California DUI during the Memorial Day weekend.

The CHP’s maximum enforcement effort is part of the state’s recently launched 2009 Memorial Day “Next Generation Click It or Ticket” mobilization. The California Drunk Driving campaign is supported by by what appears to be unlimited money including $3 million.

Norco deputies conducted a California DUI/Driver’s License Safety Checkpoint on May 23, 2009. The California DUI checkpoint is subject to strict California Supreme Court rules and began at 6:00 p.m. and ended on May 24, 2009, at 2:00 a.m. The checkpoint was located on Hamner Avenue and Hidden Valley Avenue, in the City of Norco.

Five hundred and ninety of the 987 drivers who entered the California DUI checkpoint were screened. Ten drivers were given Field Sobriety Tests, which resulted in 3 drivers being arrested for driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and/or drugs.