Martinez Police DUI Checkpoint Results

December 21, 2013 15:00 pm · 11 comments

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.

Checkpoint Results:

  • 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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1 Ben Dover December 21, 2013 at 4:01 PM

How about a “Meth Head” checkpoint? They are SURE to pick up a few.
One blue Dodge pickup with a smashed drivers side.

2 Hmmm December 21, 2013 at 4:28 PM

An they stopped how many vehicles to come up with those LOW numbers?

3 I'm The Urban Spaceman December 21, 2013 at 5:07 PM

Perhaps the reason for the low numbers are due to advertising the checkpoints…folks decide it ain’t worth having a few extra drinks before getting behind the wheel…which means the checkpoints are reducing DUI incidents.

Or folks just find a way around it.

4 Govt waste December 21, 2013 at 7:12 PM


5 Big Al December 21, 2013 at 7:22 PM

Stay away. Dont patronize down town Martinez. Dont even think of spending your money here. Stay home. You will go down if you come here.

6 Lake December 21, 2013 at 7:23 PM

The judges have set the rules including the public notice and signage before the DUI checkpoints. We don’t want people to drive drunk and kill people but we also don’t want to take away their freedoms either. Seems like we use the same logic for guns, killing people, & freedom.

7 Teacher Wannabe December 21, 2013 at 7:44 PM

It may seem pointless, according to the article, they save $6 fir every $1 spent. Sounds economical to ne.

8 Anon December 21, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Excrement. Why not have it in Clyde, Crockett or Briones LOL! Not enough cars in Martinez to even justify this garbage. I’ll bet they would be more successful during daytime business hours catching all of the Intoxicated Judges and Lawyers.

9 Connie Dobbs December 22, 2013 at 12:13 AM

#5 Also we smell bad and we’re frightening.
OK, maybe that’s just me.

10 Bringer of Desolation December 22, 2013 at 1:47 AM

@Big Arf
Anyone can come to my city and enjoy themselves. Homeless can go elsewhere!

11 The Mamba December 23, 2013 at 7:11 AM

Haha, one arrest of driving while intoxicated. Epic fail.

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