Our Orange County DUI Lawyers have learned that seventy vehicles were impounded and 31 people were arrested at San Diego DUI checkpoints in Vista and Pacific Beach recently, according to a news report.
San Diego SheriffÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s deputies and San Diego police processed almost 1,800 vehicles through the two DUI checkpoints.Ã‚Â At the Vista DUI checkpoint, deputies arrested seven drivers for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, issued 47 citations for a number of violations and seized 41 vehicles.
At the Pacific Beach DUI checkpoint, police arrested 25 drivers for DUI; one driver was also arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance and another driver was arrested for being drunk in public.Ã‚Â Police impounded a total of 29 vehicles.
Our Orange County DUI Lawyers have learned that the Costa Mesa Police Department, in conjunction with the California Highway Patrol conducted aÃ‚Â DUI/DriversÃ‚Â LicenseÃ‚Â CheckpointÃ‚Â onÃ‚Â Saturday,Ã‚Â AprilÃ‚Â 9,Ã‚Â 2011, and resulted in a 0.0028% success rate.
This checkpoint was one of many that have been or will be conducted throughout the year in Costa Mesa.Ã‚Â The location of SaturdayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s checkpoint was on Newport Boulevard at 17 thÃ‚Â Street.
2,127Ã‚Â Vehicles through the checkpoint
611Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Vehicles Screened
9Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Drivers given field sobriety tests
6Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â DUI suspects arrested
12Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â DriverÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s license investigations
13Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Citations issued
11Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Vehicles towed
The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.Ã‚Â If you have any questions for an Orange County DUI Specialist, contact our firm at (877) 568-2977.
Our Orange County DUI lawyers have learned that Huntington Beach Police will hold a DUI checkpoint Saturday night in an effort to prevent the number of injuries and accidents that are a result of drunken driving.
Officers will hold the checkpoint at 9 p.m. at an undisclosed location, according to the department’s Facebook page.
The checkpoint is funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic and Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Officers and volunteers from MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) will also be educating the public as part of the sobriety checkpoint.
Our Orange County DUI Lawyers have been notified of the following saturation patrols in lieu of DUI Checkpoints for New Year’s Eve in Orange County.Ã‚Â Drive safe!
Fri, Dec 31st
DUI Saturation Patrol, 8pm-3am, City of Anaheim
Fri, Dec 31st
DUI Saturation Patrol, 8pm-3am, City of Placentia
Fri, Dec 31st
DUI Saturation Patrol, 8pm-3am, City of Westminster
I received a tip from someone at the Orange County Register that the Santa Ana Police Department will be conducting a DUI checkpoint tonight, Friday, in the 1600 Block of North Tustin Avenue, in Santa Ana near Orange (near where the Fling and other dive bars are located.
If you have questions for Orange County DUI Lawyers, contact our firm anytime.
Our Newport Beach DUI Lawyers have learned that a Friday court hearing for a major league pitcher and husband of one of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” has been postponed for Oct. 14, when a judge will decide whether he will be put on probation or sent back to prison for his second DUI conviction.
Matt Keough, who pitched for 10 years as a major league player, pleaded guilty in July to felony charges of driving under the influence of alcohol. Immediately after entering his guilty plea, a judge sent him to a 90-day diagnostic program where he was to be evaluated on whether he was eligible for probation.
A Superior Court Judge in Newport Beach court may decide to place the former pitcher on probation or sentence him for up to three years in state prison.
Keough, who is married to Jeana from Bravo show “The Real Housewives of Orange County, has had several brushes with the law on account of alcohol.
His troubles began in 2005 when he crashed into the back of a car stopped at an intersection, which then hit a pedestrian crossing the street. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail and three years of probation.
In 2008, Keough was sentenced to 180 days in jail for violating the terms of his probation. He admitted he had been drinking at a hotel.
Keough was again in trouble in Aug. 2009, when he ran a stop sign and a deputy tried to pull over the 55-year-old man. Keough continued driving for a short distance, despite the deputy’s efforts to pull him over.
The former pitcher reached his Coto de Caza home and was walking toward his home when the deputy stopped him. Keough refused to take a field sobriety test, but was found to have a blood-alcohol level of .30 percent.
Keough appeared in court in July to enter a guilty plea in the case, but a Superior Court Judge determined he was too intoxicated during the court hearing. Keough was ordered to return a few days later to enter the plea.Ã‚Â If you have any questions for a DUI Specialist Orange County, contact our firm anytime.
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Writer Steve Smith has an interesting editorial in the Daily Pilot, about local politician Jim Righeimer challenging the recent Orange County DUI Checkpoint location in Costa Mesa, including this quote:
That night, Righeimer was doing what many of us would have liked to do over the years, that is, question the usefulness of these checkpoints. That this particular one was during rush hour on a busy street was the tipping point for Righeimer.
Righeimer should be commended for questioning the checkpoint. Though his intentions were good, his execution was poor. And he knows darn well that bureaucracies do not like to be questioned and do not like challenges to the status quo. Frankly, I want advocates like this who are going to ask questions.
Our Newport Beach DUI Lawyers have been tipped off by the police that the Newport Beach Police plan a DUI checkpoint from 7:30 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday on northbound Dover Drive at 16th Street in Newport Beach.
Screening will last a bit longer than Newport Beach’s typical six-hour checkpoints, but still isn’t expected to produce a large number of arrests, as the tactic is mainly employed to obtain federal and MADD funding, and DUI checkpoints have been proven ineffective.
The location is a common one for checkpoints in Newport Beach, along with the Newport Boulevard exit from the Balboa Peninsula and Jamboree Road near Santa Barbara Drive.
Newport Beach police also conduct regular “saturation patrols” where officers devoted to spotting drunk drivers are deployed across town, which is a tactic with a much higher rate of apprehending those driving drunk, according to the Orange County DUI Lawyers practicing in the area.