Wednesday, July 1, 2009

California DUI checkpoints announced for the mountains, Perris and Pasadena (so far) for 4th of July weekend

California's DUI cops are having checkpoints in Perris, Pasadena and Crestline beginning friday, July 3. The California DUI checkpoints will be at an undisclosed locations.

Persons who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs can expect to be arrested for a California DUI.

California DUI police are required to follow strict guidelines in handling these checkpoints or face constitutional challenges. If the police do not follow these constitutional requirements outlined in Ingersoll, the checkpoint is not lawful. That means any evidence gathered during a California DUI arrest may not be admissible in California Superior Court nor relied upon to suspend at a California DMV hearing.

The CHP is conducting a California DUI checkpoint in Running Springs. The objective of the CHP office in Running Springs is to send a clear message to those considering mixing alcohol and/or drugs with driving. The CHP will be keeping a close eye out for California DUI drivers. A California DUI checkpoint in Crestline resulted in two California DUI arrests.

On Friday July 3, 2009, from 6:00 PM to 2:00 AM, the Perris Police Department will be conducting a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint in the City of Perris. Drivers will be evaluated for a California DUI.

Pasadena's police department will conduct a California DUI checkpoint also Friday at an undisclosed location. Officers will set up the California DUI checkpoint at night as part of their enforcement plans for the 4th of July.

If you know someone in need of vigorous representation in a DUI case in California, contact lawyer Rick Mueller at 1 800 THE LAW DUI.