Friday, August 21, 2009

Weekend Warning - Cops' DUI Checkpoints in California, per Defense Attorney

News Alert!! DUI Checkpoints in California. Be careful as secret dui police do not disclose drunk driving roadblock locations. These dui checkpoints must be constitutional in California.

List of California DUI / Drunk Driving Checkpoints for this weekend, to date:

San Bernardino Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on Friday, August 21, 2009, from 6:00 PM to 2:00 AM, in the 300 block of South Pepper Avenue, in San Bernardino.

On Friday August 21, 2009, the Napa Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint somewhere in the city limits of Napa.

The Crescent City Police Department plans to set up a sobriety checkpoint late Friday through early Satur­day with the assistance of the California Highway Patrol.
The location was not disclosed, but police will be “targeting roads where there is a high volume of vehicular traffic and a high frequency of drunk driving.

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department: Officers from the Moreno Valley Police Department announced they will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint this Friday between 6:00 p.m. and midnight. They will be partnering with thousands of other law enforcement, beginning August 21st, throughout the county. The message this end of summer season is that drunk driving won’t be tolerated. If you drive drunk, we will be looking for you. If you’re over the limit and we catch you, you will be arrested.

On Friday evening, August 21, the Roseville Police Department will conduct a sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint at an undisclosed location.

Orange County is running a California DUI crackdown in an effort to curb drunk driving. The Orange County DUI crackdown will involve drunk driving enforcement operations in the form of DUI sobriety checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols that will begin Friday and run through Labor Day weekend.

The Orange County DUI crackdown will be funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety which is part of a nationwide effort that includes $13 million in advertisements.

The following is a partial list of scheduled DUI sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols:

• Checkpoint – Friday, Aug. 28, 7 p.m.–3 a.m., Fullerton

• Checkpoint – Friday, Sept. 4, 7 p.m.–3 a.m., Dana Point

• Task force operation – Saturday, Sept. 5, 8 p.m.–2 a.m., La Habra

• Saturation patrols – Saturday, Aug. 29, 8 p.m.–3 a.m., County of Orange

• Checkpoint – Saturday, Aug. 29, 7 p.m.–3 a.m., Anaheim

• Checkpoint – Friday, Aug. 28, 7 p.m.–3 a.m., Irvine

• Saturation patrols – Saturday, Sept. 5, 8 p.m. – 3 a.m., County of Orange

• Saturation patrols – Sunday, Sept. 6, 8 p.m. – 3 a.m., County of Orange

• Saturation patrols – Friday, Aug. 21, through Monday, Sept. 7

All told, a total of 30 DUI sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols will be conducted by law enforcement agencies during the Orange County DUI crackdown in the following cities: Brea, Buena Park, Cypress, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, La Habra, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, Seal Beach, and Westminster, and at UC Irvine and the Cal State Fullerton.

Sheriff's deputies will conduct a DUI and driver's license checkpoint Saturday in Vista, San Diego California DUI report and the time and location of the checkpoint was not disclosed.

The Norco Office of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department will conduct a DUI/Driver’s License Safety checkpoint in Norco on August 22, 2009, from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Marin, California police are planning DUI checkpoints the next 3 weekends leading up to the Labor Day holiday. The first checkpoint will be from 6 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday in San Rafael, while the second take place from 6 p.m. Aug. 28 to 2 a.m. Aug. 29 in Sausalito. Police did not disclose the locations. A third checkpoint will be from 8 p.m. Sept. 4 to 1 a.m. Sept. 5 on Red Hill Avenue at Ancho Vista Avenue in San Anselmo.

Officers of the Chino Police Department will conduct two DUI / Drivers License Checkpoints: one on Friday, August 28 and the other on Wednesday, September 2.

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