The Martinez Police Department conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on January 18th, in the 3700 block of Alhambra Avenue between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.
This DUI/Drivers License checkpoint lowers DUI deaths and injuries. A major component of these checkpoints is the deterrent effects it has on those who might drive drunk or drug impaired, while bringing about more awareness and encouraging everyone to use sober designated drivers.
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 $1 spent.
- 556 Vehicles Screened
- 2 DUI-Alcohol suspects arrested
- 8 Drivers cited for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked
- 1 Driver arrested on other Criminal Charges
- 9 Citations issued
Martinez PD will be conducting another DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint in the coming months in order to support our ongoing commitment to lowering deaths and injuries upon our streets and highways.
The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1!