Concord Police To Hold Friday Night DUI Saturation Patrol

June 14, 2019 15:11 pm · 9 comments

Officers from the Concord Police Department will be out this evening between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

DUI saturation patrols will take place in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests. In 2017, 1,120 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes on California roads.

In recent years, California has seen an increase in drug-impaired driving crashes.

Concord Police Department reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI.

Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.

Concord Police Department encourages drivers to follow these tips to avoid a DUI:

Always use a designated sober driver – a friend who is not drinking, ride-share, cab or public transportation – to get home.

See someone who is clearly impaired try and drive? Take the keys and help them make other arrangements to find a sober way home.

Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be upwards of $13,500.

Report drunk drivers – Call 911.

Tsa June 14, 2019 at 4:40 PM

What, “Marijuana can also be impairing”…NO, it is impairing!

Dr. Jellyfinger June 14, 2019 at 6:05 PM

Really Tsa?…..

This 70’s skunkweed I’m smoking doesn’t even slow my blink… where do you buy your Smoog?

John P June 14, 2019 at 6:38 PM

All the usual spots, like the Monument corridor, Clayton Road, and ?

RJ June 14, 2019 at 6:51 PM

Unfortunately MANY people drive high but it’s next to impossible for them to test on the spot for it so many get away with it…. with all of the technology these days they can’t figure out a way to find out if someone is currently under the influence of marijuana ( like they can with a breathalyzer for alcohol)???

Pat June 15, 2019 at 7:57 AM

Hound labs has already created a breathalyzer for this https://houndlabs.com/law-enforcement/

Jojo Potato June 15, 2019 at 10:59 AM

Yeah but there’s no set level of THC in the blood to set a legal limit. Like alcohol has 0.08% as a limit. There is no such limit set for cannibis. The only way the officer can determine is with the roadside sobriety test. And even that’s not so good because on THC the subject can be high as a kite and still be phsically coordinated.

The Fearless Spectator June 14, 2019 at 6:52 PM

Saturation patrol looked for saturated drivers. Makes sense.

MEV June 15, 2019 at 12:11 AM

They ought to just sit at BART. Plenty of DUIs there.

Ilovepopcorn June 16, 2019 at 3:17 AM

A DUI is very serious on a driver’s record. If I have wine with dinner or even a beer I never will drive even if I If I am below the legal limit. You’re way too vulnerable for something to go terribly wrong. Like an accident or a cop deciding to arrest you anyway. There are too many people making the dumbest mistakes already without contributing more to the insanity.

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