Saturday, August 15, 2009

Tonight's DUI Checkpoints: Beware, California!

Updated drunk driving checkpoint and dui roadblock info for California by top dui criminal defense lawyers who care.

In San Diego, the Escondido Police Department will be conducting a Sobriety / Drivers License Checkpoint in the City of Escondido on Saturday night, August 15, 2009 from 6:00 PM until 2:30 AM.

Rancho Cordova Police Department will be holding a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday, August 15, 2009, in the City of Rancho Cordova. The secret checkpoint will be operational that evening from 8:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. the following morning.

The Claremont Police Department will conduct a DUI checkpoint from 6 p.m tonight until 2 a.m. Sunday at an undisclosed location in the city.

Redlands Police will conduct a Sobriety/Driver’s License Checkpoint beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday Aug 15, through 3 a.m. Sunday on Tennessee Street south of Park Avenue. The checkpoint will be set up for southbound traffic.

Petaluma police spent a lot of officers’ time and taxpayers’ money last weekend to arrest 4 California DUI drivers out of more than 1,576 cars stopped and inconvenienced at a Drunk Driving roadblock / checkpoint, resulting in a very weak 0.03 percent DUI checkpoint success rate.

California’s law enforcement agencies would likely make far more arrests if they spent their available patrol time roaming the streets looking for DUI drivers, rather than standing at roadblocks waiting for these drivers to come to them. Because they are highly visible by design and publicized in advance, drunk driving checkpoints are all too easily avoided as the state should provide an escape route under the Ingersoll guidelines.

Monterey County’s crackdown on impaired drivers, is part of a summer mobilization themed “Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest.” The event covers 18 days from Friday, Aug. 21, to Monday, Sept. 7.

Merced Police Department is planning additional patrols to enforce drunken driving laws. Additional officers will be on patrol every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night until Sept. 27, the department said. The patrols will begin this weekend.