Friday, May 23, 2014

Check out the latest San Diego California DUI Checkpoints including tonight's San Marcos drunk driving roadblock, warn lawyers

Checkpoints are tracked by the San Diego County DUI Law Center on Google here, by Attorney Rick Mueller.

This weekend, the San Marcos Sheriff’s Station Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver's License checkpoint on May 23, 2014 at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 6:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.

The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized DUI checkpoints and proactive DUI patrols are conducted routinely.

The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized DUI checkpoints and proactive DUI patrols are conducted routinely.

In California, this deadly crime led to 774 deaths because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Nationally, the latest data shows nearly 10,000 were killed by an impaired driving. “Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 3 lives and 70 people that were injured as a result of DUI crashes.

No word whether seatbelt was on when on 5/17/14 at 1943 hours, a 53 year old male resident of San Marcos was ejected from the bed of a moving Dodge pickup truck being driven by a 50 year old male. The male who was ejected onto the roadway was transported from the scene by San Marcos Fire Department personnel to Palomar Hospital. The victim sustained facial lacerations and a fractured left hand, and was later released. The preliminary investigation revealed the driver of the vehicle was under the influence of alcohol while driving the truck. The suspect/driver was arrested for being under suspicion of driving while intoxicated with serious injury. (23153(a)(b) CVC) The suspect/driver was booked into Vista Jail and the investigation is being conducted by the San Marcos Sheriff's Traffic Division.