In a continuing effort to deter drunk driving the City of Vallejo Police Department conducted a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint on Friday, September 20, 2013.
The Vallejo Police ran the checkpoint from 6:00 p.m. to midnight, checking for drivers operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol and for drivers operating vehicles without proper licensing.
Anyone convicted of drunk driving in Solano County can expect a possible sentence including probation, jail time, a driver’s license suspension, and increased insurance rates. Further, a DUI in California carries fines, fees, and mandatory attendance at DUI classes.
The Vallejo checkpoint was funded by California Office of Traffic Safety grant, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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.
If you are charged with a DUI in Marin 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, American Canyon, 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 Vallejo, Benicia, Fairfield, and throughout Solano County and the Bay Area, or for a free consultation, call Solano County DUI attorney John Stanko at 415-755-8899, or toll free at 1-877-204-8900.