Fairfield PD plans DUI checkpoint

By From page A5 | February 26, 2014

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Police Department is planning a DUI/drivers license checkpoint for Friday night at an undisclosed location in the city.

According to a press release, the police department’s traffic unit is planning to man the checkpoint from 7 p.m. Friday until 12:30 a.m. Saturday.

“Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed seven lives and resulted in 98 injury crashes harming 142 of our friends and neighbors,” Sgt. Matt Bloesch said in the release.

Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment with officers checking drivers for proper licensing delaying motorists only momentarily, the release states.

When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving.

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Discussion | 7 comments

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  • ChesterFebruary 25, 2014 - 8:05 pm

    :O when is this going to happen again...!

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  • patrickFebruary 26, 2014 - 1:22 pm

    the last checkpoint netted 1 suspected dui and 11 driving without a license or insurance. city of Vacaville experienced the same ratio at their checkpoints.

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  • patrickFebruary 26, 2014 - 1:26 pm

    it doesn't happen enough chester

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  • CD BrooksFebruary 26, 2014 - 1:45 pm

    Vacaville PD nabs these folks in very large numbers and they don't wait around for check points to do so. Do we have fewer drunks?

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  • patrickFebruary 26, 2014 - 2:41 pm

    Police arrest 2 after suspected DUI crash at Parkway Gardens By Mike Corpos | From Page: A6, 7 Comments | check this one out cd

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  • CD BrooksFebruary 26, 2014 - 2:57 pm

    Patrick, I'm guessing that in Vacaville they don't wait for drunks to run into trees either?

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  • patrickFebruary 26, 2014 - 3:19 pm

    interesting article cd, did you read it? todays dr.

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