Concord Police To Conduct DUI Checkpoint On Friday June 15

June 12, 2018 8:00 am · 10 comments

The Concord Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI Checkpoint on Friday, June 15 at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.

DUI Checkpoints like this one are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests, affording the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence. Locations are chosen with safety considerations for the officers and the public.

In California, alcohol involved collisions led to 1,155 deaths and nearly 24,000 serious injuries in 2014 because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Over the course of the past three years Concord PD officers have investigated 279 DUI collisions which have claimed 6 lives and resulted in another 95 injuries.

Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, delaying motorists only momentarily. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving, which now accounts for a growing number of impaired driving crashes.

Studies of California drivers have shown that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent). Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol. Everyone should be mindful that if you’re taking medication – whether prescription or over-the-counter – drinking even small amounts of alcohol can greatly intensify the impairment affects.

Funding for this checkpoint is provided to Concord Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1’.

Clayton Black Glove June 12, 2018 at 8:26 AM

It just comes down to the basic comm sence . Be responsible adults and all these consequence won’t exist

KinseyLeaky June 12, 2018 at 9:24 AM

Yea right like that’s ever going to happen.

RANDOM TASK June 12, 2018 at 9:43 AM

apparently it is more profitable to snag a couple buzzed drivers /fines and oh yeah more fines …..

yet real criminals get no jail and can rob people legally

nice work dems your communist role has been fulfilled

so this is what it means to be in sanctuary

Miller June 13, 2018 at 10:30 PM

In a world — where communism reigns supreme, criminals can legally rob and ICE can’t get any love from California state law enforcement — who are busy…arresting drunk drivers. One man — the world’s foremost expert on current events — will yell at children entering rock concerts with a homemade sign about the apocalypse started by Democrats. Random Task. Coming soon to a theater near you.

I Hope... June 12, 2018 at 11:33 AM

I hope the check point is different than Clayton Road and Ayers Road. It seems they have had most of the check points there. Why not on Ygnacio Valley Road, Monument Blvd., Concord Ave., Willow Pass, Kirker Pass,
Treat Blvd. etc. Good Luck CPD.

TOB June 12, 2018 at 11:50 AM

Let’s take a wild guess.. Ayers/Clayton Road?

Von June 14, 2018 at 11:57 PM

Ha ha lol totally ayers/Clayton if not then I should probably walk?😉

donkey June 12, 2018 at 3:34 PM

clayton and ayers is the worst possible location ever just so you guys know

Litigator June 13, 2018 at 6:59 PM

Would be nice to change things up and not have it on Ayers/Clayton Rd. Maybe they will have better success!

MattfromConcord June 16, 2018 at 12:37 AM

Just drove down Clayton @ Ayers at 12:15am, sat. No check point.

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