The San Diego Police Department has scheduled a DUI checkpoint over the Thanksgiving holiday. San Diego Deputies will conduct the DUI and driver’s license check on November 23rd and 24th in Poway, which will be in effect from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Funded by a grant through the California Office of Traffic Safety, the checkpoint will be staffed with officers trained to identify possible signs of drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The CA Office of Traffic Safety has also made a point to encourage motorists to report drunk drivers by calling 911. In an official news release, the San Diego Sheriff’s Department released a statement regarding the checkpoint, stating, “The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department is well aware of the community’s concern for persons Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or Drugs. The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department is taking a major countermeasure by implementing a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint. The primary intent of this checkpoint is to educate the public of the dangers associated with drinking and driving. Additionally, this checkpoint will serve as a deterrent to potentially impaired drivers. Finally, this checkpoint provides an important governmental service by promoting public safety. The focus of the operation will be the apprehension of suspects who are determined to be operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and/or under the influence of drugs or driving while unlicensed/suspended.” It is important for all drivers to remember that driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs renders serious consequences and court penalties which will negatively affect all aspects, both personal and professional, of your life.. If you or a loved one are pressed with DUI charges, the Leslie Legal Group strongly encourages you to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney who will make a significant impact on the outcome of your case.
“DUI Checkpoint Scheduled in Poway”– The Patch News, November 15, 2013