Alameda County DUI crackdown program named best in California for 2009

The California Highway Patrol and the state’s Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), have named Alameda County’s multi jurisdictional DUI enforcement campaign the best in the state. The driving under the influence campaign, “Avoid the 21”, involves police departments from the cities of Pleasanton, Livermore, the CHP and municipalities throughout Alameda County.

Police officers in Alameda County made 897 arrests for driving under the influence during a 17-day enforcement effort at the end of 2009. Only Los Angeles County, which had 2,622 drunk driving arrests had more during the same DUI campaign.

This year officers will be running their DUI campaign over the Fourth of July weekend beginning on Friday, July 2, 2010, and ending at midnight on Monday, July 5, 2010. As part of the effort to reduce traffic accidents and get drunk drivers off the roads, the city of Fremont Police Department will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint from 6 p.m. on July 3, 2010 to 3 a.m. on July 4th.

If you are charged with a drunk driving in Oakland, Hayward, or Pleasanton, you could be punished with probation, the mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device on your car, fines, a DUI school and up to 6 months in jail. Punishment is greater for people with multiple offenses for driving under the influence. Whether arrested for DUI in Alameda, Berkeley, or San Francisco, you need to call an experienced aggressive driving under the influence attorney for help.

For more information about driving under the influence charges in, Oakland, Marin County and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, or for a free consultation, call Alameda County DUI attorney John Stanko at 415-755-8899, or toll free at 1-877-204-8900.