Saturday, July 19, 2014

0 Vista DUI Checkpoint Arrests and 3 Santee San Diego California DUI Checkpoint Arrests, attorneys announce

San Diego County DUI Lawyer Center posts locations of California DUI Checkpoints in San Diego.

San Diego County Sheriff's Deputies conducted a San Diego California DUI checkpoint on Friday, July 18, 2014, from 7:30 pm until 2:00 am., attorneys relate.

This San Diego California DUI checkpoint was conducted in the 200 block of Civic Center Drive, in the city of Vista. Funding for the San Diego California DUI grant was provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety. The following are the results of the San Diego California DUI checkpoint:

VEHICLES CONTACTED: 643
VEHICLES THROUGH WITHOUT CONTACT: 1000
TOTAL VEHICLES THROUGH: 1643
VEHICLES SENT TO SECONDARY: 43
FST GIVEN: 1
DUI ARREST TOTAL: 0
OTHER ARRESTS TOTAL: 0
VEHICLES STORED: 8
CITATIONS ISSUED: 36
SUSPENDED LICENSE CITATIONS: 3
UNLICENSED DRIVER CITATIONS: 14
DRIVER LICENSE NOT IN POSSESSION: 12

San Diego County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a San Diego California DUI sobriety/ driver’s license checkpoint on Friday July 18, 2014, from 8:00 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. in the 8700 block of Mast Blvd, in the City of Santee. Funding for the San Diego California DUIgrant was provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety. The following are the San Diego California DUIcheckpoint results:

VEHICLES CONTACTED: 647
VEHICLES THROUGH WITHOUT CONTACT: 0
TOTAL VEHICLES THROUGH: 647
VEHICLES SENT INTO SECONDARY: 28
FST GIVEN: 13
DUI ARREST TOTAL: 3
OTHER ARREST TOTAL: 2
VEHICLES STORED: 4
CITATIONS ISSUED: 7
Suspended license cite 3
Unlicensed cites 2

Friday, July 18, 2014

13 Del Mar Race Track DUI Arrests in San Diego California, after 183 stops & 36 drunk driving evaluations, attorneys report

The San Diego California DUI AVOID Agencies had 14 teams of deputies and officers who conducted 183 traffic stops, evaluated 36 people for San Diego California DUI -  alcohol or drugs and arrested 13 people for San Diego California DUI, say San Diego DUI attorneys.

California DUI Deputies from the San Diego Sheriff's Department in partnership with Police Officers from Chula Vista Police Department, Escondido Police Department, National City Police Department, San Diego Police Department, San Diego County Probation, SDSU Police Department, and UC San Diego Police Department, conducted DUI Enforcement Patrols in and around the Del Mar Race track on opening day of the racing season, San Diego DUI lawyers are told.

As part of the flurry of stops, 1 arrested for DUI was also charged with possession of metal knuckles. In addition, one person was cited for possession of marijuana, 50 San Diego California traffic citations were issued and four vehicles were impounded.

The stated purpose of the San Diego California DUI Enforcement Patrols was to deter drinking and driving and remove impaired drivers from the public highways which could lower deaths and injuries associated with drinking and driving.

These San Diego California “Zero Tolerance” DUI Saturation Patrols were targeting those who still don’t heed the message to designate a sober driver before their celebration begins.

Funding for this San Diego California DUI program is through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Police, Sheriff and the CHP encourage all motorists to watch and report impaired drivers each and every trip around town or during summer vacations: Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1 anytime motorists encounter that dangerous driver.  Funding for this San Diego California DUI program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

San Diego DUI Checkpoints in Vista and Santee this weekend as Del Mar Track visitors leave to DUI cop traps, attorneys warn

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department continues to surprise drunk drivers by setting up secret DUI checkpoint locations throughout San Diego California, lawyers remind.

San Diego Deputies stage the following DUI checkpoints across San Diego County this weekend, so far:

• Friday, July 18th 6:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Undisclosed location within the City of Vista
Media contact: Sgt. Joel Wigand (760) 940-4872

• Friday, July 18th  8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. Undisclosed location within the City of Santee
Media contact: Sgt. Scott Hill (619) 956-4000

"Deputies are always on the lookout for drunk drivers," said San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore. "There will be zero tolerance for anyone caught driving drunk. Remember: DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER!"

Be careful after leaving the track today, San Diego DUI attorneys warn.

The Del Mar Races open Thursday July 17 2014. Thousands of Californians and out-of-staters visit the racetrack will enjoy the best thrill-seeking day of style, sun, music, action, horse racing and restaurants.

Opening Day is historically one of the busiest in San Diego and California.  A scary number of San Diego DUI deputies and CHP cops will look for drunk drivers, DUI attorneys warn.

San Diego DUI lawyers are alerting any and all motorists near Del Mar California as San Diego DUI cops will be in full force looking for possible drunk drivers.

Last year, California DUI cops fished for drunk drivers everywhere and arrested 10. Some people were stopped for nothing, San Diego criminal defense attorneys proved.

San Diego Police Department, San Diego California sheriff's Department,  National City Police Department, Chula Vista Police Department, Escondido Police Department, La Mesa Police Department, San Diego State University Police Department, and University of California San Diego Police Department, step up drunk driving patrols in a major way as their DUI Enforcement Patrol crack down on DUI at the annual Del Mar Race Track Opening Day.

San Diego Sheriff's Department publicly announces that all who attend the Del Mar Races this season should have a good time but think of your best designated driver option or route before you leave the races and drive a vehicle in San Diego California Thursday, DUI lawyers warn.



Sunday, July 13, 2014

5th & Ash San Diego downtown Gaslamp DUI checkpoint strikes again - how to avoid, warn San Diego DUI attorneys!

The weekend in San Diego's Gaslamp District is great fun.  When you get in your vehicle, know the best way to go in order to avoid a police drunk driving roadblock, suggest San Diego DUI lawyers.

Always avoid the popular 1500 Fifth Ave. DUI checkpoint (Friday July 11 to Saturday July 12 2014), report San Diego California DUI attorneys.

When downtown, the best and always safe approach:  Avoid 3 streets:  5th Ave., 1st Ave., and G Street.

If you find yourself on Fifth Ave. going north, legally turn off Fifth PRIOR to Ash.   This is Ash Street:



Before Ash St., turn right at A Street  - or turn before - which is before you see these "DUI Checkpoint Ahead" signs in these Google images:



Go East to 11th and catch the 163 or take Broadway west or east to your destination, avoiding G Street and 1st Avenue DUI Checkpoint Locations.

15 San Diego drivers were busted for California DUI once trapped after Ash Avenue at the best San Diego DUI checkpoint just before 11 pm through 3 am, lawyers are told.   Over 750 vehicles going north on Fifth passed through, with over 570 being "screened" for drunk driving by San Diego police officers.


Pacific Beach is another place to avoid these San Diego DUI checkpoints on weekends, attorneys recommnd.


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Serious Concerns about San Diego California DUI Checkpoints, lawyers relate

Are California DUI Checkpoints Constitutional?
Not all of them.  Unless a California DUI checkpoint complies with all of these requirements, it is unlawful, San Diego drunk driving roadblock defense attorneys best note.
An unlawful DUI checkpoint contradicts the Fourth Amendment’s promise to protect “against unreasonable searches and seizures.”  An unreasonable search can take place by stopping every vehicle without justifiable cause and without monitoring vehicles for DUI driving prior to trap and entry, remind the best San Diego DUI lawyers.
In Michigan Department of State Police v. Sitz. 6 Supreme Court Justices asserted traffic checkpoints’ contributions to public safety made them reasonable. But that was 24 years ago.  If the Court now reviewed the latest statistics on the effectiveness of these DUI stops, they best reconsider whether or not the true, minimal success rate makes these searches presently reasonable. 
In San Diego, DUI cops waste a lot of time, coffee and donuts camping all night in a California DUI checkpoint when they could best be out patrolling the streets for unsafe, impaired DUI drivers.  Just look at this example of a Big 4th of July weekend in the #1 DUI area in San Diego with a disproportionate number of drivers trapped vs. those actually arrested* for San Diego DUI.
Unlawful and Unnecessary Police Power
One citizen quietly filmed his stop at a July 4th checkpoint believed he knew his rights. Knowing one’s rights triggers police aggression and to the cops, it’s tantamount to criminal resistance.  Reasonable questions were not answered by these DUI cops.  The TN cops conduct a bogus search of the detained (but never officially stated as “detained”) vehicle.. After the cops found out the DUI stop was filmed, the driver was finally let go. Not once at the DUI checkpoint was he questioned about drinking alcohol.  *Of the 250 vehicles passing through this DUI checkpoint, only 1 was arrested for Drunk Driving.
Unfairly & Unreasonably Going After Undocumented Immigrants
LA Weekly reports that checkpoints take in about $40 million in fines and seizures for California each year. Most of that money is not related to drunk driving charges.  The largest amount of the money is generated from charges against undocumented immigrants without driver’s licenses. In 2009, California seized 24,000 vehicles at checkpoints yet made only 3,200 suspected DUI arrests.
What are police really looking for? If, California DUI checkpoint after California DUI checkpoint, cops get the same results (arresting people without proper papers exponentially over impaired drivers), is it really fair to call it a DUI/sobriety checkpoint when they seem to be doing something else? Is it a coincidence that most DUI checkpoints are conducted in neighborhoods with large Latino populations?
Expensive to Conduct
While having a very limited DUI arrest success rate, California DUI checkpoints usually cost about $10,000? Tons of wasted tax dollars.  Roving officers are exponentially better at catching DUI offenders and cost the state only $300 a piece to patrol the streets per night.
This California DUI checkpoint approach is mathematically senseless.  San Diego DUI cops love it because they make overtime for eating lots of donuts & drinking coffee while arresting very few DUI criminals.
DUI drivers not effectively arrested
Statistics, when available, show the DUI checkpoints to be ineffective.  Here are a few examles of those published:
                         In California in 2008, police stopped more than 1,000,000 drivers at DUI checkpoints and considered only 0.3% to be potentially intoxicated.

·                                 In 2007, less than 1% of the nearly 200,000 people subject to Drunk Driivng checkpoint stops in Pennsylvania were arrested.

·                                 In a twelve-month period from 2010-11, West Virginia stopped 130,000 drivers yet made only 189 arrests from these operations. 97% of the state’s DUI arrests occurred outside of DUI checkpoints.