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!