West Sacramento, Redlands and Whittier are just a few of the cities and
police departments to receive grants for anti-DUI efforts. The success
of campaigns like "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" and multi-agency task forces such as Avoid the 100 in Los Angeles
California Office of Traffic Safety into action. The grants are designed to specifically target impaired drivers
and educate the public on the dangers of drinking and driving through
the use of DUI/Driver's License Checkpoints.
California drivers can expect an increase in checkpoints especially during
the holidays and summertime. Redlands Police Department, alone plans on
holding 12 additional checkpoints between now and Labor Day with the help
of these funds.
DUI Checkpoints are allowed under California Law but must follow specific
guidelines to be constitutional. All checkpoints must have supervising
officers making all operational decisions, have a neutral formula for
stopping motorists, have a reasonable time, duration and location for
the checkpoint. DUI/Driver's License checkpoints must also follow
adequate safety precautions, have advance notice to the public, detain
motorists for a minimal amount of time and give drivers coming upon the
checkpoint notice of its official nature.
We are not surprised by the increase in grants for checkpoints throughout
California. DUI arrests can be extremely profitable for a city. Expect
to see more checkpoints, more often. Police Departments are getting smart.
We have seen back to back checkpoints and checkpoints on weekdays.
The Law Offices of Scott Henry can help you to understand the legalities
of DUI Checkpoints and will aggressively fight the charges that you face.
Call our offices today at (888) 900-0951 for a free initial consultation.