San Joaquin County - DUI Checkpoint Press Releases

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Lodi - June 15, 2012

A DUI and Driver's License checkpoint will be in an undisclosed Lodi location June 15 between 6:30 p.m. and 2:30 a.m.

The Lodi Police Department reported they will check for signs of alcohol impairment, drug impairment and proper licensing. Drivers who appear to be under the influence will be subjected to a field sobriety test.

Officers warned that if people fail their field sobriety tests, they should be prepared to face jail, vehicle storage fees, license suspensions, insurance rate increases, fines, fees and DUI classes. The total cost could exceed $10,000.


Read more here: http://blogs.sacbee.com/crime/archives/2012/06/lodi-dui-checkpoint-planned-for-this-weekend.html#storylink=cpy

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Visalia - May 11, 2012

Visalia police will hold a driver's license and sobriety checkpoint from 9 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday at a yet to be determined location.

During the checkpoint, officers will check drivers for signs of alcohol use and proper licensing.

Drivers arrested on suspicion of drunken driving can expect to pay as much as $10,000 in fines, fees, DUI classes and higher insurance premiums.

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Stockton - April 14, 2012

STOCKTON - A DUI/driver's license checkpoint will be held in an undisclosed location within city limits tonight, according to the Stockton Police Department.

The checkpoint will run from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and will target impaired and undocumented drivers, police said.

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

Provided by an article on Recordnet

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Visalia - March 24, 2012

Visalia police will conduct a drunken driving and driver's license checkpoint at a undisclosed location from 9 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday.

Police said officers will contact drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. In addition, officers will be checking for driver's license.

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

"Over the course of the past three years in Visalia, DUI collisions have claimed four lives and resulted in 82 injury crashes harming 121 of friends and neighbors," said Sgt. Chris McLain.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said checkpoints are an effective to reduce drunken driving crashes.

Provided by the Visalia Times-Delta

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Lodi - February 11, 2012

The Lodi Police Department will conduct a DUI/driver's license checkpoint tonight through Saturday morning. The checkpoint will begin at 6:30 p.m. today and run through 2:30 a.m. Saturday, police said. It will be held in an undisclosed location within city limits. Funding for the checkpoint is provided to the department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Provided by an article on the Recordnet.
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Stockton - January 21, 2012

A driver's license/DUI checkpoint will be conducted at an undisclosed location in city limits this evening, according to the Stockton Police Department.

The checkpoint will last from 6 p.m. today to 2 a.m. Saturday, and intoxicated motorists who pass through it can expect to be arrested, said Officer Pete Smith, a spokesman for the Stockton Police Department.

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

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San Joaquin County - December 30 - January 1, 2012

DUI checkpoints planned for holiday weekend Ten officers from the Lodi, Stockton, Manteca and Lathrop Police Department's DUI Enforcement Team will be deploying tonight in Lodi to stop and arrest impaired drivers in the "AVOID the 10" ongoing traffic safety campaign.

Stockton police and Lodi police will also be conducting another "Zero Tolerance" DUI Saturation Patrol on New Year's Eve targeting those who still do not heed the message to designate a sober driver before their celebrations begin.

Provided by an article on Lodi News

Lodi - October 22, 2011

Lodi police will conduct a DUI/driver's license checkpoint from 6:30 p.m. Saturday to 2:30 a.m. Sunday at an undisclosed location within the city limits.

Officers will check drivers for possible signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment while also checking for proper licensing.

If officers suspect a driver has been drinking or is impaired, they will conduct a field sobriety test. Those who fail can expect possible jail time, vehicle storage fees, license suspension, insurance rate increases, fines, fees and mandatory DUI classes.

Other expenses can exceed $10,000, police Sgt. Chris Jacobson said.

DUI checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool effective in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes, as well as being an valuable means for heightening awareness of the dangers of impaired driving, Jacobson added.

Funding for the DUI checkpoint is provided to the Lodi Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Provided by an article on the Lodi News

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Visalia - August 26, 2011

The Visalia Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on

Friday August 26, 2011.  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 Visalia 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 Visalia Police Department.

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Visalia - August 20, 2011

The Visalia Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on Saturday August 20, 2011.  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 Visalia 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 Visalia Police Department.

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Lodi - August 6, 2011

The Lodi Police Department traffic unit will conduct a DUI/driver's license checkpoint at an undisclosed location between 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 a.m. on Sunday.

If an officer suspects that a driver has been drinking or is impaired, a field sobriety test will be conducted. Drivers who fail the test can expect jail, vehicle storage fees, license suspension, insurance rate increases, fines, fees, DUI classes and other expenses that can exceed $10,000, according to the police department.

"Over the course of the past three years (2007-09), DUI collisions have claimed three lives and resulted in 52 injury crashes harming our friends and neighbors," police Sgt. Chris Jacobson said in a news release.

Statewide, traffic deaths declined by 23 percent, from 3,995 in 2007 to 3,081 in 2009, Jacobson said. Traffic fatalities are at their lowest levels in six decades, when the federal government began compiling figures.

DUI deaths declined by 16 percent, from 1,132 in 2007 to 950 in 2009, according to federal statistics, Jacobson said. Alcohol impaired deaths still make up the largest category of overall vehicle fatalities in 2009, with 31 percent of all deaths caused by a drunk or impaired driver.

Funding for the DUI/license check comes from a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Provided by Lodi News.