Friday, September 5, 2014

San Diego Padre gets "special treatment" in DUI - Marijuana Arrest, attorneys report

TMZ confirms people in the know get special California DUI arrest treatment, at least in San Diego and if you're a Padre, lawyers suggest.  Every person arrested in San Diego *except Coronado, Chula Vista and Carlsbad, goes to San Diego County Jail when it's a DUI, attorneys know.  But.....

San Diego Padres Shortstop Everth Cabrera got arrested in San Diego last night/early Wednesday morning because San Diego DUI cops said the San Diego Padres shortstop was driving while high on weed.
Rotoworld says it's another black mark on Cabrera's career, already marred by domestic violence charges in 2012 (later dropped) and a Biogenesis-related 50-game suspension last year. He's been terrible on the field this year, too, so it seems pretty unlikely that he'll be back with the Padres in 2015. Right now, he's on the DL with a strained hamstring and iffy to return this season.
U.S. border patrol agents initially made contact with the 27-year-old near a checkpoint on the 94 Freeway around 12:30 AM. Then the California Highway Patrol DUI cop hounds were called in to sniff it out.

After CHP arrived to the scene, deputies were convinced Cabrera was under the influence of marijuana and arrested him for DUI. 

But here's the special treatment - no escort to jail.  Instead, Cabrera was hauled to a nearby station where officials drew blood. He was eventually cited and released to his mother-in-law. 

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Waste of expensive police enforcement for 5 1/2 hours? 0 arrests in San Diego DUI checkpoint, lawyer say

The San Diego DUI Sheriff's Department recently teamed up with the San Diego, National City and Chula Vista Police Departments to keep DUI / drunk drivers off our roadways during the Labor Day weekend, attorneys are told in San Diego.  5 1/2 hours of expensive cop resources and zero arrests.  Wow say San Diego DUI lawyers!

A special San Diego DUI checkpoint was held along the northbound lanes of the 2600 block of Highland Avenue in National City on Saturday, August 30th at 8:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. the following day.

Here are the reported San Diego DUI police "highlights" from the DUI checkpoint:

• 918 vehicles entered the checkpoint
• 722 vehicles screened
• 31 vehicles sent to a secondary screening area
• One driver evaluated for DUI
No one arrested for DUI
• Nine citations issued for driving with a suspended license
• Three citations issued for driving without a driver's license
• 12 vehicles towed from the checkpoint

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

DUI arrests up, deaths down in San Diego California, lawyers tweet

San Diego's California Highway Patrol DUI cops nailed seventy-two DUI arrests (vs. fifty-seven last year) over Labor Day, attorneys are told. Deaths and DUI fatalities were down countywide this year compared to last, lawyers report.

California DUI arrests declined this year to 1,043, down from 1,092 in 2013. There was one less fatality, 23, contrasted with 24 last year.
Between Friday, Aug. 29 at 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. today, there were no San Diego DUI fatalities or deaths this year during the same period. In 2013 there were two fatalities.
 CHP investigates all crashes on freeways and on all roads in unincorporated areas of San Diego County.
DUI arrests in the report were only made by CHP officers. Fatalities reported were for all law enforcement agencies.
Throughout California this Labor Day holiday, 21 vehicle occupants were killed in the CHP's jurisdiction. Twelve of those victims were not wearing safety belts. Three motorcyclists were also killed throughout the CHP's jurisdiction. They were all wearing helmets. 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

DUI arrests may be down in San Diego County, lawyers are told by California Highway Patrol

San Diego California Highway Patrol reports twenty-two DUI arrests for the first half-day of Labor Day Weekend, attorneys report.  Starting at 6:00 pm friday and ending at 6:00 a.m. saturday San Diego CHP officers collected their stats.

Labor Day weekend 2013 had 48 more DUI arrests for the same period.  Stats are still be collected at Sheriff's DUI checkpoints in San Diego County's Imperial Beach, National City, Oceanside and Lemon Grove will add to the stats, say lawyers.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

7900 Broadway Lemon Grove San Diego California DUI Checkpoint Announced, attorneys share

On tAugust 29, 2014, between 8:00 PM and 3:00 AM, San Diego DUI deputies from the San Diego County Sheriff's Department Lemon Grove Station will be stage their usual San Diego DUI sobriety and driver license checkpoint at the same location they always stage at:  7900 Broadway in the city of Lemon Grove, San Diego DUI lawyers heard today.

This San Diego DUI Lemon Grove checkpoint will be staffed by approximately 12 specially trained Sheriff's Deputies. The primary purpose of the San Diego DUI checkpoint is to raise easy revenue.  The secondary purpose stated as a primary purpose by the San Diego DUI authorities is to remove impaired and/or unlicensed drivers from the roadway and secondarily to promote public education and deterrence increasing safety for drivers, DUI attorneys in San Diego are told.

Here's the San Diego county drunk driving roadblock locations.