Five Arrested for DUI During Walnut Creek Police Checkpoint

June 21, 2014 22:57 pm · 16 comments

On Friday June 20th, the Walnut Creek Police Department (WCPD) in conjunction with the Center for Human Development (CHD) hosted a sobriety checkpoint on Lawrence Way in Walnut Creek from 9:00pm until 2:00am.

Officers from WCPD, San Ramon PD and Richmond PD had 1002 cars travel through the checkpoint. Officers conducted sobriety tests on a total of fifteen drivers. Five adults were arrested for DUI, five adults were cited for being unlicensed and one adult was cited for driving on a suspended license.

One vehicle drove through the checkpoint, fleeing onto Northbound 680. Officers from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) were advised and the vehicle was located a short time later, where it had crashed on Highway 680 in Pleasant Hill. The driver fled the scene and the investigation continues.

“WCPD would like to thank the many men and women who were contacted at the checkpoint and offered their encouragement on our efforts to keep the streets safe from impaired drivers”, police said.

Don’t Drink & Drive, Stay Alive.

1 Anon June 21, 2014 at 11:19 PM

Cited huh? The law says to impound the vehicle. Why do we have to follow the law when even the cops don’t.

2 Anonymous June 21, 2014 at 11:54 PM

What’s the Center for Human Development? Sounds like something DeSaulnier would think up and attach a small tax to.

3 Anon June 22, 2014 at 3:53 AM

Too bad these losers voted him into Miller’s old job. One greedy worthless Democrat for another…

4 Mark June 22, 2014 at 6:23 AM

How many illegals had their cars towed for no license no insurance.

Probably none.

5 WC Resident June 22, 2014 at 9:14 AM

Good job WCPD!

6 Julio June 22, 2014 at 9:21 AM

My brother, Sal, told me if there is a person in the car who is not impaired they release the car to them so it isn’t impounded. Maybe that is true.

7 @ Cited huh? June 22, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Anon June 21, 2014 at 11:19 PM
“Cited huh? The law says to impound the vehicle. Why do we have to follow the law when even the cops don’t.”

You issue citations to people, not to cars. The article does not say whether the one suspended driver license vehicle was impounded or not… and by the way, 14602.6(a) says “may” not “shall”. A little bit of knowledge is dangerous.

8 P.O.'d June 22, 2014 at 10:42 AM

Why not impound the vehicles of illegal drivers with no license and no insurance then use the fees collected to offset the cost of their free food/EBT card (feeding 6-8 kids–and more on the way?) and the outrageous medical bills they continue to accrue yet won’t pay a penny for. Thank you politicians! Thank you taxpayers!

9 Anonymous June 22, 2014 at 1:44 PM

What’s the center for human whatever? Black helicopters probably. Run by Cheney and the UN..

10 The Center for Human Development June 22, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Is a super serial group which taps citizens phones at random, monitors all texts and tweets about how good MSNBC is. They wear blue berets and launch drones to hunt down people that criticize our Kenyan- born President.

Beware Claycordians The Center for Human Development monitors us full time,and send agent provocatures to inflame passions to the point where any penetration, no matter how slight constitutes a violation.

11 Anon June 22, 2014 at 3:04 PM

Do it again. Make them go dry.

12 lime ridge June 22, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Five out of a thousand? SO that means that 995 people were inconvenienced .

13 @cited huh? 2 June 22, 2014 at 6:11 PM

Not to mention different departments’ tow policies, recent case law on these matters, etc….

14 @ lime ridge June 22, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Yes they were inconvenienced. About as much as waiting for a red light . Five potential killers off the road , too.

15 Mike Ro June 23, 2014 at 7:55 AM

The word “unlicensed” confuses me. Sounds kind of like illegal immigrants that the police just let go. If I was an illegal, I’d wouldn’t be in Walnut Creek — I’d be in almost any other city, where I would blend in better. I’d also turn the other way when I see the GIANT “checkpoint ahead” signs on the road.

16 et-al June 23, 2014 at 5:41 PM

These “random” stops made over the last few months haven’t even made enough in fines to pay the O.T.
Can’t keep up the stops without generating a profit, can they.

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