Brentwood Police Conduct End of Summer DUI Crackdown Friday Night

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The Brentwood Police Department held its end of summer DUI crackdown last night at Sand Creek Road and Highland Way between 7:00 pm and 1:00 am. Although we do not have results from Brentwood Police regarding potential DUI arrests, we wanted to share photographs.

The Brentwood Police Department joined law enforcement agencies throughout California in stepping up DUI enforcement at the end of the traditional summer season through Labor Day – August 16 through Sept. 2.  Specially trained officers were on hand to detect drivers under the influence of alcohol as well as legal or illegal drugs. In 2011, 774 California drivers with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher were killed in alcohol-impaired crashes. A first-time DUI conviction can cost up to $10,000 in fines, legal fees, and insurance increases.

During the Labor Day weekend in 2011, a total of 138 people across the county were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes involving drivers or motorcycle riders with a .08 BAC or higher. Of those fatalities, 83 percent occurred during early evening and overnight.

Funding for this checkpoint is provided to the Brentwood Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to continue to work together to bring an end to these tragedies. If you see a Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1.

Nice work Brentwood PD!

 

5 COMMENTS

  1. Due to the politicians and special interest groups, way too much money and time are being spent on special task forces/enforcement/checkpoints looking for DUI drivers. Instead of these checkpoints, how about doing some serious traffic enforcements. Take those task forces and put them in areas that are having issues with red light runners, speeding, unsafe lane changes, etc. If you are very visible people will start paying attention. Added bonus, during these stops license are checked and many people with warrants, suspended license and no license at all will be discovered as well as DUI drivers. This would be a better use of our officers time, our tax money and will actually make an impact! AND the damn city councils need to back the officers 150% when people start showing up at council meetings complaining that they got a ticket or their smart ass kid got one.

    • Also instead of letting the unlicensed driver call for someone to come get the car, impound it and tow it. Usually they drive a couple of miles and turn the damn car back over to the unlicensed driver. I am real tired of the unlicensed drivers being in accidents and taking off. That’s one of the reasons our car & motorcycle insurance is so damn high. And don’t even get started on the subject of the illegals and their “right to drive”. Being granted a driver license is a privilage granted by the State of CA not a right.

  2. How about an experiment? Try rolling patrols next time through the hotspot areas, then let’s compare those numbers with the static checkpoint’s. Checkpoints are easily avoidable thanks to cell phones & social media; prowling DUI hunters, not so much. Even if it’s “free” state money, why burn it just to let DUIs get away?

  3. I live down the street from this checkpoint and gladly went through it on my way home from the market. I was dismayed to see the number of adults with glittered signs and arrows, steering folks away from the DUI checkpoint. Yes, they are expensive, but if just ONE life is spared because an intoxicated driver was taken off the streets, then it is worth it. I wonder if any of those folks assisting drivers avoid the checkpoint have lost a loved one to a drunk driver?

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