Ventura, California – DUI Checkpoint Scheduled for Saturday December 10, 2011

Ventura, CA – The Ventura Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Saturday December 10, 2011 at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.  DUI checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool effective in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of 20 percent when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted often enough.

Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment.  Officers will also check for proper licensing and will strive to delay motorists only momentarily. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

“Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 3 lives and resulted in 55 injury crashes harming 82 of our friends and neighbors,” said Sgt. Ryan Weeks of the Ventura Police Department Traffic Unit.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent.  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.

“Deaths from drunk and drug-impaired driving are going down in California,” said Christopher J. Murphy, Director of the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS).  “But that still means that hundreds of our friends, family and co-workers are killed each year, along with tens of thousands who are seriously injured. We must all continue to work together to bring an end to these tragedies.  If you see a Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1.”

Funding for this checkpoint is provided to The Ventura Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, targeting those who still don’t heed the message to designate a sober driver.

MEDIA NOTES: To schedule an interview regarding the Ventura Police Traffic Safety Operations, please contact Sgt. Ryan Weeks at 805 339-4309 or via email at rweeks@venturapd.org.  To schedule an interview regarding impaired driving efforts and programs in California please contact Chris Cochran, California Office of Traffic Safety at (916) 509-3063 or via email at chris.cochran@ots.ca.gov.

via DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Planned | City Of Ventura.

12/07/2011

Incident:    DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Planned

Contact:   Sgt. Ryan Weeks (805) 339-4409

Location:   City of Ventura

Date of Release:  December 7, 2011

Date of Checkpoint:  Saturday December 10, 2011, 8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

Officer(s) Involved:    Ventura Police Department Traffic Division

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Lompoc, California – DUI Checkpoint Scheduled for Saturday December 10, 2011

DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Planned this Weekend

The Lompoc Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Saturday December 10, 2011 at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and midnight.

DUI checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool effective in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes.

Research shows that crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of 20 percent when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted often enough.

Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment.

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Officers will also check for proper licensing and will strive to delay motorists only momentarily.

Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

“Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 2 lives and resulted in 97 injury crashes harming 99 of our friends and neighbors,” said Sgt Ed Lardner.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent.

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.

“Deaths from drunk and drug-impaired driving are going down in California,” said Christopher J.

Murphy, Director of the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS).

“But that still means that hundreds of our friends, family and co-workers are killed each year, along with tens of thousands who are seriously injured.

We must all continue to work together to bring an end to these tragedies.

If you see a Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1.

” Funding for this checkpoint is provided to Lompoc Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, targeting those who still don’t heed the message to designate a sober driver.

Moreno Valley, California – Christmas Holiday DUI Enforcement Scheduled December 16, 2011, to January 2, 2012

Winter Holiday Anti-DUI Campaign

There Are No Holiday Festivities in Jail

RUOK? is the Wrong Message to Send this Holiday Season

Moreno Valley, CA— As you celebrate the holiday season enjoying traditions, food, family and fun, be reminded that the Moreno Valley Police Department, together with police, sheriff, CHP and the Avoid the 30 DUI Taskforce, will be working during the holiday season from December 16, 2011, to January 2, 2012, to arrest anyone caught driving drunk behind the wheel. The Moreno Valley Police Department will conduct various checkpoints during this time frame because of our commitment to the traffic safety campaign.

“RUOK?” is the text message version of the often heard question, “Are you okay to drive?” If you have to ask someone the question, you already know the answer. You know they have had too much to drink or are showing signs of being “buzzed.” You know that they are not okay to drive. Asking the question doesn’t relieve you of the responsibility. Call them a cab, take them home yourself, offer your couch.

DUI/ Driver’s License Checkpoints, Multi Agency DUI Task Force deployments and roving DUI patrols are scheduled locally in partnership with law enforcement statewide and around the county during the Winter Holiday Anti-DUI Campaign. DUI Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence. Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Grant funded Drug Recognition Experts will be staffing most of the checkpoints.

DUI Checkpoints, along with regularly-scheduled high-visibility DUI enforcement, are proven strategies with the goal of removing impaired drivers from the road and heightening awareness of the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), sobriety checkpoint programs can yield considerable cost savings: $6 for every $1 spent. The Moreno Valley Police Department has additional DUI Checkpoints and operations scheduled throughout the course of next year.

“There will be no spreading holiday cheer behind the bars of a jail cell,” Sergeant Bengtson said. “Don’t let your 2011 holiday season end in an arrest or worse, death. Remember, whether you’ve had way too many or just one too many, it’s not worth the risk.”

In December 2009, there were 753 people killed nationwide in crashes that involved drivers or motorcycle riders with blood alcohol concentrations of .08 Blood Alcohol Content. In California, 57 individuals died on the states streets and highways.

“The message is simple, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. Drinking alcohol and driving do not mix. If you plan to consume alcohol, you should also plan not to get behind the wheel of a vehicle or ride a motorcycle,” said Sergeant Bengtson.

Sergeant Bengtson recommends these simple tips for a safe holiday season:

Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin

Before drinking, designate a sober driver and leave your car keys at home

If you’re impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation

Use your community’s sober ride program

If you happen to see a drunk driver on the road, don’t hesitate to contact your local law enforcement, Call 911

And remember, “RUOK?” is a ridiculous question. If you think they’ve had too much, they probably have. Help him or her make other arrangements to get home safely.

The national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over crackdown is led by the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and NHTSA, with the California Avoid DUI Task Force Campaign combining high-visibility enforcement and heightened public awareness through publicity.

For statewide and local Avoid DUI Task Force Campaign Enforcement Schedules for the county and Daily DUI Arrest/Fatal Stats for the county and region, visit www.californiaavoid.org.

The Program is funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety who reminds everyone to please – Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1!

via :: Sheriff-Coroner :: Riverside County, California.

Press Release: Winter Holiday Anti-DUI Campaign

Agency: Moreno Valley Police

Station Area: Moreno Valley

Written Date: December 6, 2011 Time: 2:00 PM

Incident Date: 12/16/11 – 1/2/12 Time:

Incident Location: City of Moreno Valley

Reporting Officer: Sergeant Jim Bengtson

File Number(s): Various

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Visalia Police Department

The Visalia Police Department will conduct a DUI/drivers license checkpoint 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday at an undisclosed location in the city.

Officers will be checking drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment.

DUI Checkpoints for Saturday, November 19, 2011

Published: November 19, 2011Posted in: DUI, Inland Empire, Los Angeles, San Diego
DUI Checkpoints for Saturday, November 19, 2011

Update 6:13pm

Long Beach DUI checkpoint on PCH and 2nd – thanks to @MrCheckpoint (www.mrcheckpoint.com) or the tip!

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Cops will be back out tonight looking for people tanked in traffic with several DUI checkpoints and roving saturation patrols.  Check back throughout the night as we update with more locations.

Los Angeles County DUI Checkpoints

  • Los Angeles Netwon Area (Fashion District, Pueblo Del Rio, South Park-Entertainment) – Roving saturation patrols, 6pm-2am
  • Long Beach – East Long Beach, 6pm-2am

Orange County DUI Checkpoints

  • None announced

Riverside and San Bernardino County (Inland Empire) DUI Checkpoints

  • Redlands – Alabama northbound past Lugonia, 10pm-4a,

Ventura County DUI Checkpoints

  • None announced

Santa Barbara County DUI Checkpoints

  • None announced

San Diego County DUI Checkpoints

  • Escondidio – undisclosed location, 6p-midnight

Chris Hughes

chrish@totaltrafficla.com  

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Ontario police to hold a checkpoint

Posted: 11/17/2011 02:25:30 PM PST
The Ontario Police Department traffic
unit will be conducting a DUI/drivers license checkpoint from 6 p.m. on Friday
to 2 a.m. Saturday at an undisclosed location in the city.DUI checkpoints are effective in reducing the number of people killed and
injured in alcohol involved crashes, according to an Ontario police news
release.

Research shows that crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of 20
percent when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted often enough, according
to the news release.

Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs
of alcohol and/or drug impairment.

Officers will also check for proper licensing, according to the news release.

Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension and
insurance increases as well as fines, fees, DUI classes and other expenses that
can exceed $10,000, according to the news release.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, checkpoints
have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI
enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for
every $1 spent.

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