Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Drunk driving sobriety and DUI checkpoint on Friday evening, May 15 in Roseville, California

Criminal defense attorneys who handle DUI cases in California announce Roseville California's Police Department will conduct a drunk driving & DUI sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint on Friday evening, May 15, at an undisclosed location. California DUI officers will contact all drivers passing through the California Drunk Driving checkpoint, checking for alcohol and/or drug impaired drivers. California DUI officers will also check to make sure all drivers have a valid driver’s license.

The purpose of the California DUI 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 42 California DUI-related collisions during the first three months of 2009, a 45 percent increase over the same period last year. One person was killed and 23 injured in those collisions.

The Roseville Police Department is doing routine nightly California DUI enforcement, special California DUI patrols, and California DUI sobriety checkpoints. Roseville’s most recent California Drunk Driving checkpoint on April 17 resulted in the arrests of 5 California DUI drivers.

Money for Roseville’s California DUI enforcement was funded by a $100,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.