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
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.