Sacramento law enforcement will be conducting multiple DUI checkpoints between Christmas and New Years. This is part of a saturation program called Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. According to Sacramento Police Department over 1,100 people die per year in alcohol and drug related car crashes.
On Friday, December 30, 2016, the Sacramento Police Department is going to conduct DUI and Driver’s license checkpoint on El Camino Avenue near Del Paso Boulevard starting at 7:30 p.m. The checkpoint will run for about 5 to 7 hours.
For reference, here is a map showing El Camino and Del Paso.
Remember that, under the case law, DUI checkpoints are constitutional if the authorities follow the guidelines.These guidelines are:
- Supervising officers must make all operational decisions.
- The criteria for stopping motorists must be neutral.
- The checkpoint must be reasonably located.
- Adequate safety precautions must be taken.
- The checkpoint’s time and duration should reflect “good judgment.”
- The checkpoint must exhibit sufficient indicia of its official nature.
- drivers should be detained a minimal amount of time.
- The roadblocks should be publicly advertised in advance.