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Suisun police plan DUI checkpoint

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From page A6 | April 30, 2014 |

SUISUN CITY — Suisun City police on Friday plan to conduct a checkpoint for driving under the influence and driving without a driver’s license.

The checkpoint will be at an undisclosed location in the city between 7 p.m. Friday to 1 a.m. Saturday, a Suisun City Police Department press release said. Motorists will be delayed momentarily as officers check for proper licensing and for signs of impairment from drugs or alcohol, it said.

Drivers caught driving the under influence could face jail time, fines, fees, traffic classes and other expenses that can exceed $10,000, the press release said. Funding for the checkpoint comes from a grant provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety that came through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Thirty percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems, the press release said. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that might impair driving, at 14 percent, than did for alcohol, at 7.3 percent, it said.

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Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.
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  • 2realApril 29, 2014 - 6:39 am

    Everytime i imagine a checkpoint from the officers perspective, i think of a chill night. Kinda like back to school night or any night you got together with some friends and jus had a real good time bs'ing around. Imo, waste of money!!

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  • BobApril 29, 2014 - 6:51 am

    The money would be better spent stopping red light runners at Sunset, stop sign runners on Pintail So are we spending lots of money on OT or our streets going to be open for crime because all of our officers are at the stop? We do have good officers, not so sure the higher you go But I am sure about Pothole Pete and his gang, they need to go

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  • JBApril 29, 2014 - 7:09 am

    How quickly people forget. Two Caltrans workers were injured by a drunk driver on Highway 12 recently. Hope they recover quickly.

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  • mescApril 29, 2014 - 7:12 am

    Last time I was at a local coffee shop, 2 patrol officers came in for their break. I purchased their drinks and told them ... YOU GET THEM, BEFORE THEY GET ME, SO I WILL GET THIS FOR YOU. Well Done. Keep the Check Points going. I appreciate you and your efforts.

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  • TDMApril 30, 2014 - 8:29 am

    No you didn't. Public employees are not supposed to take gratuities while on the job. I'm fine that you support the police but don't make up stories.

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  • CD BrooksApril 30, 2014 - 8:52 am

    TDM, I know that applies to city employees but does it count cops too? When working night in this city for years and having a scanner, I remember many times there was a call out that began a parade of cops going through Jelly Donut to pick up coffee and donuts. Not sure who paid? I remember distinctly being at Starbucks downtown several mornings and patrons paying for cops coffee.

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  • JBDragonApril 29, 2014 - 1:09 pm

    Why do they bother to even call it a DUI checkpoint anymore? Is it because if they called it anything else it would be unconstitutional!! They'll be lucky to catch 1 DUI and everything else is not a DUI. Now everyone is held up waiting in along line. Here's a idea that would actually catch far more DUI's. Hang out at the BARS!!! In undercover cars. When you see someone stumbling to their car and then start driving away, bam, you have a DUI right there. You stopped that person far quicker then in the off chance at some random DUI checkpoint. The truth in the matter it's not about DUI's because if it was, this is a pretty poor way to go about the problem!!! If you know police like to hang around bars waiting for the drunks, they may think twice about getting into their car!!! Let alone drinking to much in the first place. Instead this is just a way for them to check everyone for anything and do it under the joke of a DUI checkpoint.

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  • JBDragonApril 29, 2014 - 1:11 pm

    I'm not saying I'm for drunk drivers, or unlicenced, or smoking weed, or a thousand other things. It's unconstitutional. Hey, Show me your papers!!!

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  • CD BrooksApril 29, 2014 - 1:19 pm

    JBDragon, you and The Mister take the same position on these checkpoints. Fact is they have been found by the Supreme Court to be Constitutional. I agree cops should wait at bars, parties and everywhere else inebriated folks drive away but then folks would holler about that too. Don't like being policed? Don't break the law.

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  • CD BrooksApril 29, 2014 - 1:24 pm

    BTW, there are no laws preventing you from avoiding the checkpoints. Of course if you're all ready in line, I'm guessing backing up is probably a bad idea! :)

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  • Danny BuntinApril 29, 2014 - 4:51 pm

    " tested positive for drugs that might impair driving, at 14 percent, than did for alcohol, at 7.3 percent, it said." That is a statement of no use. Marijuana stays(detectable) in your system for up to 80 days.

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  • fed-upApril 29, 2014 - 10:47 pm

    I hope someone tweets or facebooks the location as soon as it goes up

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  • YoshidaApril 30, 2014 - 6:10 am

    If they only get one DUI all night it is still worth it. It only takes one to kill you or someone in your family. And if they catch an unlicensed driver or someone with a warrant, that's just icing on the cake. These events are well publicized and the location is identified. If you have a problem with it, don't go there. Better yet, don't drink and drive, don't drive without a license, don't skip court and generate a warrant, and you wont have a problem.

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  • ParentApril 30, 2014 - 6:06 pm

    Undisclosed location? What a joke! Of course it's going to be in the same spot as always- Sunset Ave. (right by 7-11) or Main St. Ppl will just take highway 12 or Railroad Ave. C'mon try something new SSPD.

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