DUI Enforcement

Sacramento and Citrus Heights DUI Checkpoints on July 22, 2016

July 22, 2016

There are two DUI checkpoints tonight around Sacramento and Citrus Heights. The Sacramento Police Department is going to conduct a DUI and Driver’s license checkpoint on Bruceville Road and Imagination Parkway near Cosumnes River College. The checkpoint will run from 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2016, until about 2 a.m. early Saturday morning. Source: Sacramento Police press release.

Here is a map showing Bruceville and Imagination Parkway:

 

Also, the Citrus Height Police Department will run a DUI and Driver’s License Checkpoint at an undisclosed location within the city of Citrus Heights.  The checkpoint will operate from 8:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. Source: Citrus Height Police press release.

For reference, here is a map showing the city limits of Citrus Heights.

Sacramento DUI Checkpoint

Sacramento DUI Checkpoint Tonight July 15th

July 15, 2016

The Sacramento Police Department is going to conduct DUI and Driver’s license checkpoint at Northgate Boulevard near Patio Drive starting at 7:30 p.m, Friday, July 15, 2015. The checkpoint will run for about 5 to 7 hours. Source: Sacramento Sheriff press release.

Typically the officers working the checkpoint will ask those stopped for their license and registration. The officers will briefly question each driver and look for signs of intoxication. These may include: alcohol in the vehicle, a smell of alcohol, slurred speech, and glassy or bloodshot eyes.

For reference, here is the map of Northgate Boulevard and Patio Drive:

Remember that, under the case law, DUI checkpoints are constitutional if the authorities follow the guidelines. These guidelines are:

  1. Supervising officers must make all operational decisions.
  2. The criteria for stopping motorists must be neutral.
  3. The checkpoint must be reasonably located.
  4. Adequate safety precautions must be taken.
  5. The checkpoint’s time and duration should reflect “good judgment.”
  6. The checkpoint must exhibit sufficient indicia of its official nature.
  7. drivers should be detained a minimal amount of time.
  8. The roadblocks should be publicly advertised in advance.

 

Sacramento DUI Checkpoint

Sacramento DUI Checkpoints Today June 18th

June 18, 2016

On Saturday, June 18, 2016, the Sacramento Police Department will conduct two DUI and Driver’s license checkpoints starting at 7:30 p.m. These checkpoints generally last until 2 a.m.

The first is near 16th Street and C Street. Source: Sacramento Police press release. Here is a map of that location:

The second checkpoint is near Sac State at Hornet Drive and Folsom Blvd. Source: Sacramento Bee. Here is a map of that location:

The officers will ask those stopped for their license and registration. The officers will briefly question each driver and look for signs of intoxication. These may include: alcohol in the vehicle, a smell of alcohol, slurred speech, and glassy or bloodshot eyes.

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Ronan Farrow’s Guest Column Sheds Light on the Difficulties Sex Abuse Victims Face

May 12, 2016

Ronan Farrow, son of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow, has written a guest column for The Hollywood Reporter that highlights many issues facing sex abuse victims. Mr. Farrow’s experience is that of a victim’s brother.  His sister, Dylan, penned an open letter published in 2014 by the New York Times.

Ronan’s column holds a mirror up to journalists, including himself, for how they responded to Dylan’s letter detailing grooming and sex abuse by Woody Allen. Dylan had stated in her open letter that “Woody Allen is a living testament to the way our society fails the survivors of sexual assault and abuse.”  Ronan now provides an insightful and heartfelt column detailing the hurdles that Dylan and many sex abuse victims face and how even a sympathetic journalist brother could have done more to help.

One of the issues that Ronan highlights is how the Hollywood machine has insulated Woody Allen. Sex abuse victims often end up defending themselves against their abusers whether it is Woody Allen or other people in positions of authority.  As Salon.com highlights, the Hollywood machine is still backing Woody Allen and has barred journalists from The Hollywood Reporter from activities at the current Cannes Film Festival.