Alameda County DUI Press Release

Contact our Alameda County DUI Defense Lawyers today if you have been arrested for driving under the influence during a DUI sobriety checkpoint. We will request and conduct both the DMV and criminal court hearings for you, answer any questions you may have and provide you with the legal advice you may need to make an informed decision regarding you DUI offense.
Alameda County - December 16 - January 1, 2012

Alameda Winter Holiday Enforcement Schedule

Avoid The 21 Law Enforcement In Alameda County Enforcement Schedule Winter Campaign

Dec. 16, 2011 to Jan. 1, 2012

Thursday, Dec. 29: 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.-Newark Police Sobriety Checkpoint-Within City limits, no further.

Periodic DUI saturation patrols by police in Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Dublin, E. Bay Regional Park District, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont, Pleasanton, San Leandro, U.C. Berkeley, Union City.

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Livermore - September 25, 2011

A Sobriety Checkpoint will be conducted on Sunday, September 25, by the California Highway Patrol's Dublin Office. The checkpoint will take place near the City of Livermore from approximately 2p.m. to 10p.m.

Motorists approaching a checkpoint will see informational signs advising them that a sobriety checkpoint is ahead. Once in the checkpoint lane, motorists will be delayed only a few moments while an officer explains the purpose of the checkpoint.

A key objective of the checkpoint is to reduce the number of drinking drivers on the road, rather than produce dramatic increases in DUI arrests. Roadways with established DUI problems are targeted for checkpoints.

This check point is just one of the traffic safety programs funded by grants secured by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) from the Office of Traffic Safety.

Provided by an article on the Livermore Patch.

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Alameda County - Labor Day Weekend

FOUR SOBRIETY CHECKPOINTS, MAXIMUM CHP FREEWAY ENFORCEMENT SET BY AVOID THE 21 FOR LABOR DAY WEEKEND IN ALAMEDA COUNTY Police in Alameda County are cracking down on drunk-driving suspects this Labor Day weekend with four sobriety checkpoints, maximum freeway enforcement by four offices of the California Highway Patrol, and DUI saturation patrols in three jurisdictions.

Avoid the 21, the county's multi-jurisdictional DUI campaign, is coming up on the last weekend of its 18-day summer mobilization that began Aug. 19. It is part of a nationwide effort tagged "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over " sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Albany police will run a sobriety checkpoint starting at 8 p.m. on Friday night with Livermore officers holding one on Saturday night. Sunday night checkpoints are scheduled for Oakland and Piedmont.

Officers from several jurisdictions in the county will staff the Piedmont checkpoint. Avoid the 21's checkpoint trailer, funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety, will carry supplies and lights to the event.

Officers will check for both sobriety and proper driver's licenses, said Piedmont Officer Randy Price. "We want to make sure that everyone is complying with their driver's license requirements and not driving on an expired, suspended or revoked license, or without any license at all."

More than 3,000 cars passed through the three sobriety checkpoints held last weekend. Officers screened more than half of those and came up with four DUI arrests, five suspended or revoked licenses, 14 unlicensed drivers and towed 38 cars.

"This is our last push for this mobilization," said Lt. Ava Garavatti of the Livermore police, Avoid the 21 chairwoman. "We will be on the road again for Halloween and for an 20-day winter crackdown.

Provided by California AVOID

Livermore - August 27, 2011
Police on Saturday night will hold a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint.

The location of the checkpoint is not being released, but police said it will be conducted in an area known for DUI collisions and arrests.

Police issued the following statement with the announcement:

Our objective is to send a clear message to those who are considering driving a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol and/or drugs - Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest. The public is encouraged to help keep roadways safe by calling 911 if they see a suspected impaired driver.

Saturday's checkpoint is funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, police said.

Provided by the Livemore Patch

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Oakland - August 5, 2011

Oakland, CA - The Oakland Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on Friday, August 5, 2011, from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. In an effort to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes, DUI checkpoints are conducted to identify offenders and get them off the street, as well as educate the public on the dangers of impaired driving. All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on local roadways by impaired drivers.

This DUI/Drivers License checkpoint is an effort to reduce those tragedies, as well as insuring drivers have a valid driver's license. A major component of these checkpoints is to increase awareness of the dangers of impaired driving and to encourage sober designated drivers.A DUI checkpoint is a proven effective method for achieving this goal. By publicizing these enforcement and education efforts, the Oakland Police Department believes motorists can be deterred from drinking and driving. Traffic volume and weather permitting, all vehicles may be checked and drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs will be arrested. Our objective is to send a clear message to those who are considering driving a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol and/or drugs - Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest. The public is encouraged to help keep roadways safe by calling 911 if they see a suspected impaired driver.

Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Provided by the Oakland Police Department.