Sunday, July 28, 2013

Only 2 drunk driving arrests at Costly Lemon Grove California DUI checkpoint has San Diego attorneys questioning its economic value & effectiveness

How much money do you think California and San Diego county paid for two lousy DUI arrests, attorneys are asking this morning.  San Diego California DUI lawyers know that in order to speak to over five hundred motorists at the drunk driving roadblock in Lemon Grove, lots of coffee & donuts must be available to keep all the cops going.  San Diego County DUI Law Center tracks these checkpoints here.

Friday night's July 26th DUI Checkpoint in Lemon Grove California went from 8:00 PM to 2:30 AM, as San Diego DUI deputies from the San Diego Sheriff’s Department Lemon Grove Station conducted a DUI sobriety and driver license checkpoint near the 7900 block of Broadway in the City of Lemon Grove.

The checkpoint was staffed by approximately 11 DUI trained Sheriff Deputies. The purpose of the San Diego California DUI checkpoint is to generate cash but it appears this one lost money.  Money for this San Diego California DUI roadblock operation was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which must be going broke if gauged by this poor investment.

The San Diego California DUI operation resulted in 2 DUI arrests after five hundred motorists were inconvenienced, attorneys believe.  Over thirty vehicles were directed into the San Diego California DUI checkpoint's secondary inspection area for further San Diego California DUI evaluation. Ten tickets were given for suspended/revoked or no driver’s licenses & six vehicles were impounded during the San Diego California DUI operation, lawyers are told.

Don't you think those dozens of cops could have gotten more arrests doing their regular duties, patrolling the roads?