The Martinez Police Department conducted a DUI/Driver License checkpoint on December 20th, in the 1000 block of Escobar Street.
The results, from the Martinez Police Department, are shown below:
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 effect it has on those who might drive drunk or drug impaired while 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.
- 1 suspect arrested for driving while intoxicated
- 2 drivers cited for having a suspended license
- 3 drivers cited for being unlicensed
- 1 vehicle towed
The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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