The weekend is not over. There is several checkpoints being conducted this weekend all over the county. Be safe and responsible. If you do find yourself in trouble remember to call our firm as soon as possible for a free consultation at (858) 751-4384.
The San Diego Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting DUI/Drivers License Checkpoints on Friday June 12, and again on Saturday June 13 at undisclosed locations within the city limits between the hours of 11 p.m.to 4 a.m.
Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment with officers checking drivers for proper licensing delaying motorists only momentarily. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving.
Recent statistics reveal that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent). Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every dollar spent.
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