Of 627 vehicles screened, 40 were pulled over for further inspection, the sergeant said.
The DUI trailer was bought three years ago with $35,000 in grant money. It allows the Murrieta Police Department to store all of its checkpoint equipment in one place.
It also allows them to take suspected drunken drivers inside to have their blood tested out of the public eye.
It costs $8,000 to operate for one evening but is funded in total by the state Office of Traffic Safety, authorities said.
A checkpoint planned Dec. 17 by the Murrieta Police Department was canceled because of rain.
"The goal of the Murrieta Police Department is to reduce traffic related fatalities, injuries, and collisions through enforcement and education programs as well as reduce Driving Under the Influence (DUI) involved collisions," Froboese said.
Vancouver BC has a few program that offer to drivers who don’t want to drive home after drinking.
Operation Red Nose
Operation Red Nose operates in select Canadian communities over the holiday season. The service is free, with any donations going to local charities. Telephone: Check the website for phone numbers for your community.
The 2011 Operation Red Nose BC campaign offers service in Abbotsford-Mission, Chilliwack, Comox Valley, Delta-Richmond, Kamloops, Langley-Surrey, Nanaimo, North Shore, Prince George, Ridge-Meadows, Tri Cities, and Williams Lake.
Operation Red Nose is hosted by community non-profit organizations that work with youth or amateur sport. Call 1-800-463-7222 for details about how your community can participate.
BCAA’s Safe-Ride-Home Service allows BCAA members one Safe-Ride-Home call per year for the driver and his/her vehicle that counts as one of their annual service calls. There is no extra charge to members for the service as long as the distance of the requested tow is within the maximum towing distance allowed at his/her level of membership. Members can pay the per-kilometre extra charge for a longer tow. Telephone: 1-800-222-4357 (Note: BCAA membership number required)
Sacramento police conducting a DUI checkpoint at 21st Street and Capitol Avenue overnight Friday arrested three people, according to the department’s activity log. Police encountered 798 vehicles during the check. They screened 32 drivers for license violations, with 19 citations issued. Eight drivers were screened for possible impaired driving and officers had 14 vehicles towed.
Read more here: http://blogs.sacbee.com/crime/archives/2011/12/midtown-dui-check-point-nets-three-arrests.html#storylink=cpy
Heather DeLong, 47, of Glen Mills admitted to police responders at the 12:57 p.m. crash that she was speeding and lost control of her 2004 Chrysler Pacifica before hitting the police cruiser that was parked in the median along the southbound lane. She also admitted to drinking wine earlier.
Trooper Chad Burgwald, 24, of the Avondale Barracks, was trapped in his vehicle with serious injuries.
Rescuers had to cut apart the police cruiser to remove Burgwald for airlift to Crozer-Chester Medical Center for treatment.
A trooper at the barracks reported on Friday that Burgwald has multiple fractures to his pelvis, a broken collarbone and internal injuries as a result of the striking car impaling the cruiser by about 36 inches. The trooper added, however, that Burgwald is “conscious and alert.”
There will be new DUI laws in effect for those who wants to drink on new year eve. Among the changes, procuring alcohol for a minor becomes a felony if there’s a fatal crash involved. And first-time D.U.I. offenders would either have their license revoked for several months or, if they qualify, be allowed to drive only with an ignition interlock device.
there are enhanced penalties for repeat offenders including ankle bracelets for third time offenders or higher. The bracelets monitor blood alcohol level and notifies the court if an offender is in violation.
Drinking and driving with children, 16 or younger, becomes an offense for the first time – a misdemeanor.
Craig Bellemare, 22, of 45 Jennings St. in Worcester, was charged with driving under the influence of liquor, speeding and a marked lanes violation, police said.
Lacey Musto, 18, of Apt. 104 Mt. Hope St., was charged with a marked lanes violation and driving under the influence of liquor, police said.
Heidegger, 49, of 5825 W. 108th Place in Chicago Ridge, is charged with aggravated DUI involving a death, police said. He was also cited for speeding, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, and being above a .08 blood-alcohol content, police said.
Cook County Circuit Court Judge Darren Bowden on Nov. 14 set Heidegger’s bail at $500,000. On Wednesday, Heidegger pleaded not guilty and a status hearing was set for Jan. 27, Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokesman Andy Conklin said.
Prosecutors said Heidegger had at least 12 drinks at a VFW, then went to a strip club and drank some more before getting behind the wheel. His blood-alcohol content was .256 — more than three times the legal limit.
Police said Stephanie Fisher, 24, died Nov. 7 after her car caught fire when Heidegger’s vehicle rear-ended it at about 4 a.m. at the intersection of Vollmer Road and Cicero Avenue in Matteson. She was on her way to Old Navy in Orland Park when the accident occurred, her family said.
Heidegger had at least 12 alcoholic drinks, including beer and Bloody Marys, at a VFW the night before the crash. He then drove to Club O in Harvey, where he drank more, court records show.
Thomas Wade Wedel, 42, of Hesston was arrested for DUI and reckless battery following a three-car accident which sent three people to the hospital Friday night.
Wedel, who was tested at .223 blood alcohol level via breath test, was driving a Honda Pilot northbound on South Kansas Ave./K-15 when his vehicle rear-ended a 2009 Toyota Yar driven by Anita Heckerman, 61, of Newton at the intersection of South Kansas and Southeast 14th Streets. The Yar in turn struck a 2005 Ford Expedition driven by Bradley Dalke, 46, of Blue Mound, Ill.
Wedel, however, didn’t stop at impact. According to the Newton Police Department, Wedel continued to drive southbound and pushed the Heckerman vehicle through the intersection.
The truck’s driver, Christopher Zacco, 51, attempted to drive away but was stopped.
A witness who told officers he and Zacco were in a downtown bar and had a verbal altercation. The man said he saw Zacco, who appeared to be unsteady on his feet, leave the bar and drive away in a Ford truck. The man said he followed Zacco and saw the truck suddenly turn and crash into a fence.
While emergency personnel were checking Zacco, he tried to give them a $100 bill, noted the arrest report.
Officer Charles Hunt attempted to conduct a DUI field exercise, but said Zacco did not understand the directions due to his level of intoxication. En route to the Marion County Jail, Zacco reportedly cursed the officer.
At the jail, he was charged with DUI with property damage and refusal to submit to a breath test.
Alvarez was arrested on suspicion of DUI, child endangerment and driving without a license and the children were released to their mother, who was also in the vehicle, CHP officials said.
Officers stopped the Nissan Xterra at 11:17 p.m. Friday on Santa Rosa Avenue for driving without headlights on and contacted the driver, 37-year-old Edmundo Molina.
Molina, a Danville resident, was in possession of drug paraphernalia that contained cocaine residue and was determined to be under the influence of cocaine and other drugs, CHP officials said.
At about 8:40 p.m. Sunday, an officer responded to Orion Drive in Windsor, where a woman had called to report that her husband drove drunk with her three children in the car.
One of the children, a 12-year-old girl, said she was injured when she struck her head on the passenger side window when the car swerved.
The mother told officers that her husband, Gaspar Lopez, was asleep in the bedroom. He was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI causing injury, child endangerment and driving with a suspended license, and was also found to have two prior convictions for DUI, CHP officials said.