The Martinez Police Department conducted a DUI/Driver License checkpoint on May 30th, in the 3700 block of Alhambra Avenue.
The following results of the checkpoint are from the Martinez Police:
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 was arrested for driving while drug impaired. This suspect was also arrested for being in possession of a large amount of controlled substances and driving an unreported stolen vehicle.
- 1 Driver was cited for having a suspended license.
- 4 drivers were cited for being unlicensed.
- 2 Vehicles were 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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