Saturday, December 20, 2014

12 Santee and Imperial Beach DUI Checkpoint Reports from last night, by San Diego DUI attorneys

“DRIVE SOBER, OR GET PULLED OVER” - San Diego County DUI Law Center releases last night's drunk driving checkpoint data:

Location of San Diego DUI checkpoint:
Palm Av & 9th St, Imperial Beach

Deputies from the Imperial Beach Sheriff’s station conducted a driving under the influence/driver’s license Checkpoint on Friday, December 19, 2014 from 8:00 PM to 2:45 AM, lawyers learned today.

San Diego DUI checkpoint RESULTS:
VEHICLES CONTACTED: 1121
VEHICLES THROUGH WITHOUT CONTACT: 25
TOTAL VEHICLES THROUGH: 1146
VEHICLES SENT INTO SECONDARY: 63
San Diego DUI checkpoint FST GIVEN: 14
San Diego DUI checkpoint DUI ALCOHOL ARREST TOTAL: 3
DUI DRUGS ARREST TOTAL: 0

San Diego County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with California Highway Patrol Officers, conducted a San Diego DUI checkpoint Friday December 19, 2014, from 8:00 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. in the 9000 block of Mission Gorge Road, in the City of Santee, attorneys are told. Funding for the San Diego DUI checkpoint grant was provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety. The following are the San Diego DUI checkpoint results:

VEHICLES CONTACTED: 1443
VEHICLES THROUGH WITHOUT CONTACT: 485
TOTAL VEHICLES THROUGH: 1928
VEHICLES SENT INTO SECONDARY: 100
San Diego DUI checkpoint FST GIVEN: 20
San Diego DUI checkpoint DUI ARREST TOTAL: 9
OTHER ARREST TOTAL: 5

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

San Diego DUI Announcement from San Diego Sheriff's Department - Checkpoints December 19 & 20 in IB, Santee & Encinitas

In 2014, 1,400 people have been arrested for DUI by the San Diego Sheriff's Department, attorneys share.
In 2013, San Diego DUI deputies arrested 1,888 people for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or San Diego DUI, lawyers remind.

December has been declared National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. The Sheriff's Department works all year long to protect everyone from impaired drivers.  Their anti-San Diego DUI campaign is this:

"Some people will forget to be responsible and drink and drive this holiday season," said San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore. "Never get behind the wheel after drinking. Remember: DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER!"

San Diego County Sheriff's Department is joining law enforcement agencies across the nation for the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign to stop impaired driving this holiday season.

From December 12th to January 1st, deputies will be conducting additional San Diego DUI patrols to find impaired drivers before they hurt or kill someone.

San Diego DUI Deputies will also conduct a warrant service operation targeting DUI offenders who failed to appear in court.

San Diego DUI Checkpoints are scheduled between 8:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. in the following Sheriff's contract cities:

• December 19 – Imperial Beach and Santee
• December 20 - Encinitas.

The police have not yet provided the locations of these drunk driving roadblocks.  You can check for similar locations in those areas here or check for updates here.

San Diego Sheriff's Department has these tips for a safe holiday season:
• Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin
• Before drinking, designated a sober driver and leave your car keys at home
• If you're impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member or use public transportation
• If you see an impaired driver on the road, call 9-1-1 immediately

Here are some San Diego DUI sober rider options for the holidays:

• Tipsy Tow
• Be My Designated Driver
• Metropolitan Transit System (MTS)
• North County Transit District (NCTD)

If you are arrested for a San Diego DUI, you will go to San Diego County jail unless you are in Chula Vista, Carlsbad or Coronado; then you may go to their local jail.

Funding for this San Diego DUI  enforcement program is from the California Office of Traffic Safety.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Designated Drunk Decoy Detail in San Diego California, a good diversion say local DUI attorneys

San Diego County Sheriff's Department deputies & undercover Agents from Alcohol Beverage Control conducted a "Drunk Decoy" Operation at various locations in San Diego County areas of Lemon Grove, Spring Valley, Rancho San Diego, and Jamul on Saturday, December 13th from noon through 6:00 p.m., San Diego DUI lawyers are told.

Undercover deputies enter licensed establishments and act obviously intoxicated, smel like alcohol, stumble into store, slur speech, drop items, etc.

He then attempted to purchase alcohol. It is a misdemeanor in California to sell alcohol to someone who is obviously drunk.

If the clerk sold the undercover deputy alcohol, deputies and ABC agents entered the store to explain why
the decoy shouldn't have been sold alcohol. Of the eight locations visited, three sold to the decoy.

In July 2014, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department received an ABC grant of $100,000. The money will be spent in the communities patrolled by the Sheriff’s Department to help fight alcohol related crimes and educate ABC licensed businesses.The goal of the ABC Grant Assistance Program is to partner with local law enforcement agencies to help make communities safer. The cooperative efforts of the Sheriff’s Department and ABC are aimed at building positive working relationships between all stakeholders and increasing safety in San Diego County.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

2100 El Cajon Blvd. San Diego DUI checkpoint results in six drunk driving arrests, attorneys relay

One of the easiest ways to avoid a DUI in San Diego county is to first know where the checkpoint locations are.  Find out where the drunk driving roadblocks actually exist in San Diego California, prior to driving, San Diego DUI lawyers suggest.

The San Diego County DUI Law Center provides a free service to all residents and visitors of San Diego County by pinpointing the areas of drunk driving checkpoints, sponsored by San Diego DUI attorney Rick Mueller.

This weekend, a San Diego DUI checkpoint was staged at 2100 El Cajon Blvd., near Alabama Street in San Diego from Friday December 5 at 11 pm through Saturday December 6 at 3 a.m.

Almost 600 drivers were trapped; Over 500 were screened for DUI by San Diego DUI Officers.   6 drivers were busted for San Diego drunk driving at this University Heights DUI roadblock.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

23 San Diego DUI arrests in early part of Turkey weekend, attorneys announce

23 drivers were arrested on suspicion of drunk driving on San Diego County highways and freeways over the first 36 hours of the long Thanksgiving Day weekend, San Diego dui lawyers learned yesterday. 

Between 6 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. Friday, these drivers were handcuffed by the California Highway Patrol DUI cops, who said there were 22 San Diego DUI arrests made in the same time period last year, attorneys relate.

Statewide, the CHP made 334 California DUI arrests compared to 401 in 2013. 

The CHP tallies do not include San Diego county DUI arrests made on city streets and other roadways not patrolled by the state agency.  That information is forthcoming.