Saturday, December 19, 2009

In San Diego at a secret location, officers will set up a DUI checkpoint aimed at ferreting out those who drive with .08% or more

San Diego police officers join their colleagues across California taking part in an 18-day holiday DUI crackdown campaign. 300 DUI checkpoints will be set up in California.

Although the Supreme Court’s Ingersoll decision legitimized California Drunk Driving checkpoints, it established strict guidelines under which the roadblocks must be operated. If California DUI law enforcement do not follow the factors set out by the California Supreme Court, the evidence gained as a result of the roadblock may be suppressed as a violation of the Fourth Amendment rights of the motorist and may not be the basis to support a finding of a lawful arrest at a California DMV license suspension hearing.

In San Diego at a secret location, officers will set up a DUI checkpoint aimed at ferreting out those who drink and drive with .08% BAC or more.

San Diego's penalties for breaking DUI laws are rightfully stiff, including, jail time, loss of driver’s license, and fines. In addition, those convicted of San Diego drunk driving face higher insurance rates, attorney fees, time away from work, potential civil lawsuits and the list goes on.

Think about how you, your friends and family will get home after consuing alcohol during holiday celebrations.