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Sacramento DUI Checkpoints Over the Holidays

December 30, 2016

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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:

  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.

 

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DUI Checkpoint at Norwood Ave. and Silver Eagle Road

September 2, 2016

The Sacramento Police Department is going to conduct DUI and Driver’s license checkpoint on Norwood Avenue near Silver Eagle Road starting at 7:30 p.m, Saturday, September 3, 2016. The checkpoint will run for about 5 to 7 hours.

According to the Sacramento Police Department press release:
“Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment with officers checking drivers for proper licensing delaying motorists only momentarily. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving, which now accounts for a growing number of impaired driving crashes. Drugs which may impair driving not only include illegal narcotics, but many prescription drugs, marijuana, and even some over-the-counter medications.”

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 Norwood Avenue and Silver Eagle Road :

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

Downtown Sacramento DUI Checkpoint–Tonight August 26th

August 26, 2016

The Sacramento Police Department is going to conduct DUI and Driver’s license checkpoint on 21st Street near Capitol Avenue starting at 7:30 p.m, Friday, July 15, 2015. The checkpoint will run for about 5 to 7 hours. Source: Sacramento Police 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 21st and Capitol:

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.