Sunday, May 6, 2012
Last Night's Imperial Beach California DUI Checkpoint results in NO drunk driving arrests, raising attorneys' questions about the waste of money for DUI checkpoints in San Diego County!
Cinco De Mayo Saturday night at Palm Ave and Ninth Street in Imperial Beach, from 8:30 to 2:30 a.m., San Diego county California was the silly location for a DUI checkpoint trap which resulted in zero Drunk Driving arrests. Here are the obvious lawyers' questions:
Waste of time?
Waste of money?
Waste of taxpayer revenue?
Waste of motorists' patience for unnecessary intrusion to the tune of over 1,000 vehicles?
DUI cops in San Diego area operate under a so-called Mobilization Theme of “DRIVE SOBER, OR GET PULLED OVER”, but instead of patrolling the streets looking for drunk drivers and "pulling them over," these cops set up stationary coffee & donuts barricades to mess with over a thousand motorists resulting in no DUI arrests, attorneys shockingly learned today.
Drunk Driving Donut Deputies from San Diego County's Imperial Beach Sheriff’s station set up this roadblock under the so-called Theme of a driving under the influence/driver’s license Checkpoint. Here's the numbers:
VEHICLES CONTACTED: 1061
VEHICLES ALLOWED THROUGH TRAP WITHOUT CONTACT: 10
(Maybe these ten were the DUI drivers?)
TOTAL VEHICLES TRAPPED: 1071
VEHICLES ORDERED TO SECONDARY DUI AREA: 35
FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS GIVEN: 2
23152 ALCOHOL ARREST TOTAL: 0
23152 DRUGS ARREST TOTAL: 0
Drunk in Public, Penal Code 647f Arrests: 3
(In a car but not driving?! So don't get a designated driver? Is that the message?)
DONUTS CONSUMED: UNKNOWN
COFFEE DRANK: LOTS
VEHICLES STORED: 3
CITATIONS ISSUED: 18
12500(a) California Vehicle Code (VC) (Unlicensed) 6
14601.1(a) VC (Suspended) 2
12951(a) VC (DL not in possession) 7 (infraction)