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In Illinois, Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill that was a long time overdue. Now when people are accused of traffic offenses, they will be able to keep their driver’s licenses. Previously, they had to give their driver’s license to the officer until the appeared in court and paid the fine. This came as a major inconvenience to residents who were traveling or needed their ID when processing credit cards at stores. Police will still have the ability to suspend someone’s license if they do not pay their fine.
To read more, please visit the Herald Review website.
There will be a DUI checkpoint today in Fairfield, California. The exact location is undisclosed, but will take place some time between 8:30pm to 1 am.
Drivers can expect to be stopped and receive a sobriety test if they are believed to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Any violation will result in an immediate arrest. If your license is invalid, you can expect to also receive a citation or even have your vehicle impounded.
To learn more, please visit the Crime Beat website.
On Friday and Saturday, the Bakersfield Police Department will be conducting DUI checkpoints.
These driver’s license checkpoints are becoming more and more frequent, especially in California. The goal is to reduce the amount of drunk driving incidents on the roads. The DUI checkpoints have proved to be a good use of funds for police departments and greatly reduce the risk of driving-impaired accidents.
Funding for these checkpoints are provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.
To read more, please visit the 23ABCNews website.
According to the Martinez Gazette, the Martin Police Department will be conducting a DUI checkpoint today at an undisclosed location between the hours of 7pm and 2:30am.
These types of checkpoints are becoming more and more prevalent across the US. They have been proven to be an effective way of limiting the number of drug-related car crashes and injuries. According to national statistics, impaired drivers killed almost 10,000 people last year.
If stopped, expect to have your driver’s license checked. You may be asked to conduct a sobriety test if they suspect you of driving under the influence.
DUI checkpoints continue to be a valuable process being conducted by more and more departments across the country. They are cost effective, a strong deterrent for drunk drivers, and help keep people safe.
To read more about the DUI checkpoint, please visit the Martinez News-Gazette website.
The Corona Police Department will be conducting DUI checkpoints this Friday at an undisclosed location. The checkpoints will occur from 9pm to 3am.
According to local police officers, these sobriety checkpoints will be conducted more routinely to help prevent alcohol or drug involved crashes. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have been provided the most effective means of DUI enforcement. The checkpoints have been proven to reduce the number of people killed and injured in crashes by 20%.
DUI checkpoints have also received extensive support by California drivers. About 90% approve of these checkpoints. The DUI checkpoints will specifically target locations that have high collision statistics and DUI arrests.
To read more, please visit the Inner Circle Corona Website.
The Chino Police Department is planning to conduct a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint at 8pm this Friday through Saturday morning where a large amount of DUI-related collisions have occurred.
Drivers will be stopped by officers looking for signs of substance-induced impairment. Punishment in the form of jail time, license suspension, insurance increases and fines, DUI classes, court probation, and other expenses can be expected.
It is important to keep those under the influence off the streets and bring awareness to the community about impaired driving.
To read the full article, visit the Daily Bulletin’s website.