Vallejo Police Department officers on duty on Thursday night will be keeping and extra sharp eye out for drunk drivers due to the Cinco de Mayo holiday. Along with CHP Officers, the Vallejo Police Officers will be conducting their DUI saturation as part of the Solano County “Avoid the Solano 10.”
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.
Driving under the influence cases in Solano County are prosecuted in both of the Solano County Superior Courthouses, located in Vallejo and Fairfield. Which Courthouse a case goes to depends on whether the DUI arrest was made in the Northern or Southern part of the County. Typically drunk driving cases originating in Vallejo and Benicia are handled in Department 24 of the Vallejo Court while cases stemming from arrests in Vacaville, Dixon, Rio Vista and Fairfield begin in Department 21 of the Fairfield Court. Currently Commissioner Raymond Wieser sits in Department 24 while recently sworn in Commissioner William Pendergast sits in Department 21
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.