Concord Police Arrest Two DUI Suspects During Checkpoint on Clayton Rd.

June 15, 2014 13:00 pm · 32 comments

The Concord Police Department conducted a DUI Checkpoint on Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 10:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m., as part of the City of Concord’s commitment to public safety.

This checkpoint was one of many that have been or will be conducted throughout the year in the City of Concord. The location of Saturday’s checkpoint was on Clayton Road near Ayers Road. The goal of the DUI Checkpoint was to bring awareness to the public of the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol and remove impaired drivers from the roadway.

The results of the DUI Checkpoint were as follows:

  • 445 Vehicles passed through the checkpoint
  • 445 Drivers Screened at the checkpoint
  • 2 DUI Suspects Arrested
  • 4 Field sobriety tests conducted

These enforcement efforts were funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Bill June 15, 2014 at 1:22 PM

1 in 222.5 drivers isn’t a Statistically significant number in any sense! It’s the equivalent of having 200 people over .08% BAC out of the 40,000 fans at Pac Bell Park on game day..

John June 15, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Check points are unconstitutional. They are for the military to utilize during war time. You people of the bay area need to stand up for your rights.

Wrong June 15, 2014 at 2:11 PM

John, as long as they publicize it beforehand, it is not unconstitutional. Don’t want to pass through it = take a different route.

Cowellian June 15, 2014 at 2:26 PM

SCOTUS has a different opinion than yours, John.

Chaucer June 15, 2014 at 2:29 PM

Now if we could just get a grant from the feds to conduct a sting on the Lime Ridge Parking Lot Bandit.

anon June 15, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Not one suspended or driver without a license?

THE MAMA June 15, 2014 at 2:55 PM

You now what else is unconstitutional …driving drunk and killing someone. Get over it!

Get Real... June 15, 2014 at 3:18 PM

If you don’t agree with DUI Checkpoints. …you are an idiot!

Jerk June 15, 2014 at 3:23 PM

W A S T E.
And #3, You picked the Correct name because you really are WRONG.

The Idealist June 15, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Only a goverment agency could consider a 0.5% rate of return a resounding success. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

anon June 15, 2014 at 3:40 PM

If you come up to a check point you didnt know about and you try to take a different route the bike cops usually waiting on the corners will pull you over and say it is suspicious that you didnt go through the checkpoint. I have had it happen to me many of times and I have nothing to hide I just dont like to be violated by our corrupt government and police dept.

Frank F June 15, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Try it on a weekend in the afternoon and see what happens.

nytemuvr June 15, 2014 at 3:58 PM

Wonder what it had been like when Sil’s Bar was there?

nytemuvr June 15, 2014 at 4:00 PM

…..Sil’s Bar was still open.

@Bill June 15, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Well done, good job of putting it into perspective.

Now if they could just do something about soccer mom driving down Clayton Road in the afternoon with her three kids, drinking her triple mocha frappe something, tailgating, while talking on her cell phone and doing here nails.

Anon June 15, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Driver’s vehicles impounded due to not having a drivers license?????

@16 June 15, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Vehicles impounded due to not having a drivers license.

You must be kidding , this is coddle-fornia. A state where those who are not American citizens are treated better than taxpayers. Impounding a vehicle might hurt someones feelings.

resinmage June 15, 2014 at 7:49 PM

When you pull up crack your window and don’t answer any questions at all. Ask frmly ” Am I being detained or under arrest?”

aIf they talk over you continue to repeat ” Am I being detained? Am I free to go? I have the right to travel as an American citizen within US borders an if I am not being detained or under arrest I would like to go.

If they as you to pull over repeat the above. Say nothing else. DO NOT ROLL DOWN WINDOW. They have to let you pass as it is your right as an American citizen to be safe from unlawful search and seizure

lime ridge June 15, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Two out of 445.

In other words, 443 people inconvenienced for no reason.

But at least the police got their overtime pay.

Pop June 15, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Driving in California is a privelidge, not a right.

Subterfuge June 15, 2014 at 9:15 PM

@lime ridge
For no reason? Aren’t you a stupid fool! Who know show many lives may have been saved by gett’n two drunks off the road! Moron.

tim perra June 15, 2014 at 9:18 PM

You all know that these grants are a cash cow for concord pd. Compare the stats from several years ago when they first started receiving them. Most of the overtime goes to traffic officers. Some of it goes to past traffic officers that got promoted and sit on the sidelines doing nothing other than sneaking up on a paycheck. This is a waste of money at this time and should be allocated to other communities that need it more. Since concord pd had once established itself as a leader in dui enforcement 8 years ago, numbers have gone down. When they report their stats for each event, ask about the quantity of personnel used. Like I said……sneaking up on a paycheck……at the tax payers expense.

Duck June 15, 2014 at 10:03 PM

“anon June 15, 2014 at 3:40 PM
If you come up to a check point you didnt know about and you try to take a different route the bike cops usually waiting on the corners will pull you over and say it is suspicious that you didnt go through the checkpoint. I have had it happen to me many of times and I have nothing to hide I just dont like to be violated by our corrupt government and police dept. ”

See how well this works in Cankerd for ya.
Make sure you have your dash cam on ,so you can post the video of them beating the snot out of your windows then you !
You watch way to much Youtube !
Good luck to you !

Anon June 15, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Illegal aliens are better than Americans, just ask Gov Moonbeam, or AG Harris, or DeSaulier, or FatBottom, any politician it seems is of the mind that Americans suck.

@ tim perra June 16, 2014 at 2:59 AM

Every Police Department in central county is hiring if you think you can do a better job of it….

So, they only got two. June 16, 2014 at 6:39 AM

Isn’t that a good thing? Maybe that means the checkpoints are working as a deterrent to drunk driving. Shouldn’t our real goal be to prevent drunk driving, rather than bust people for it?

definition of illegal June 16, 2014 at 8:34 AM

Illegal is only illegal if you are a legal citizen. If you are here illegally, then everything is legal, or you’re being discriminated against. It’s only the legal citizens who have to follow the laws.

Officer Barbrady June 16, 2014 at 10:11 AM

We find that there are actually two Supremr Courts. There is the one in Washington DC that says DUI checkpoints are legal and another on Claycord that says they are not. Think I’ll go with the DC folks

Regarding not rolling your window down and asking if you are detained: I dare you to do that. You will find out right quick what the answer is.

Third ,anyone who thinks getting only two drunk drivers off the road is a waste of time might ask himself how many drunk drivers he wants coming towards him on a two lane road.

Fig Newton June 16, 2014 at 9:00 PM

No doubt about it,,we live in one Safe City,, we are all protected and safe when CPD is out there! These DUI check points are exactly what the Dr. Ordered !

Fig Newton June 16, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Duck is an idiot!!!!!!!!!!!! When you have trouble,,,CPD is there! You have some serious issues to look at!

(insert name here) June 16, 2014 at 10:00 PM

I’d rather the police follow these two blokes home and get them home safety than bust them and wreck their lives for a few years. Ah well, somebody has to get busted, right? Makes me wonder just how drunk these two really were. The burglar that hits my home won’t be caught thought.

Anon June 16, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Please arrest illegal aliens!

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