Contra Coasta County DUI Checkpoint Press Releases

Concord - May 19, 2012

Officers will check drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment and proper licensing.

Fines, fees and insurance increases for a DUI or can cost motorists more than $10,000 and normally results in a jail sentence, police said.

Contra: 7:30pm-3:30am - Monument Blvd. near Erickson Rd.

Contra Costa County - September 3, 2011

An Avoid the 25 anti-DUI task force will be out in force this Saturday evening, September 3, 2011. Law enforcement agencies will be focusing on impaired drivers along the Highway 680 corridor. The operation involving law enforcement agencies from throughout Contra Costa County will run into Sunday morning.

The summer mobilization kicked off on August 19, 2011. So far at least 169 drivers have been arrested for DUI. There have been 17 DUI related traffic collisions. There have been no fatalities.

The 18-day summer mobilization concludes on September 5, 2011.

In 2009, 10,839 people died in crashes in which a driver or motorcycle rider was at or above the legal limit, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The age group with the highest percentage of alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes was those 18-24. During last year's summer mobilization, one person was killed in Contra Costa in an alcohol involved collision.

Funding for the Avoid Campaign is by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For more information on the regional/statewide Avoid program, enforcement schedules and daily DUI Arrest/Fatality statistics, visit the www.californiaavoid.org and www.StopImpairedDriving.org.

Provided by California AVOID
El Cerrito - August 26, 2011
On Friday, August 26, 2011 the El Cerrito Police Department will be conducting a Sobriety / Driver's License Checkpoint between the hours of 8:30 and 3:00. The focus of the checkpoint will be the northern end of the City.

The El Cerrito Police Department's checkpoint is part of the Traffic Safety Units on-going educational and enforcement campaign. Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and is part of the AVOID the 25 program. Please designate a sober driver as the Labor Day weekend approaches and remember,Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving.