The Vallejo Police Department will be conducting a DUI crackdown tonight and Saturday, February 5, 2011, to keep drunk drivers of the street, police said. The location of Friday night’s checkpoint has not been disclosed. Officers will be screening motorist to ensure they are not driving while impaired from 6 to 11 p.m.
Vallejo Police Corporal Kevin Hamrick said that officers will also be conducting a DUI saturation patrol across the city on Super Bowl Sunday along with the Solano County Sheriff’s Office.
Suspended license and DUI checkpoints are a common sight in Solano County and throughout California. Recent studies, including one at the University of California Berkeley, have found that these Drunk Driving checkpoints have become extremely profitable for local municipalities as they are far more likely to seize cars from unlicensed motorists than catch drunken drivers.
In Solano County ten Police agencies participate in the AVOID THE SOLANO 10 CAMPAIGN, a program funded by a grant from the State of California Office of Traffic Safety. Participating police departments use state funds to conduct DUI checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols in each of the cities in Solano County.
If you are charged with a DUI in Solano County you could be punished with probation, fines, a DUI school and up to 6 months in jail under the California Vehicle Code. Punishment is greater for people with multiple offenses for driving under the influence. Whether arrested for DUI in Vallejo, Benicia, Vacaville or Fairfield, you need to call an experienced aggressive driving under the influence attorney for help.
For more information about driving under the influence charges, suspended license charges and traffic tickets in Solano County, Richmond and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, or for a free consultation, call Solano County DUI attorney John Stanko at 707-642-8900, or toll free at 1-877-204-8900.