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DUI Checkpoint Planned On 21 August In Gilroy


On 21st august, a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint will be conducted by the Gilroy Police Department Traffic Unit. It is confirmed that checkpoints will be setup within the city limits but locations for the checkpoints have not been disclosed by the officials.

On-duty cops will be looking for signs of intoxication and driver’s licenses of individuals behind the wheel will also be checked. Specially trained officers will check suspected DUI drivers if required to see whether they are under the influence or not.

DUI checkpoints have proven as a means of decreasing the rate of deaths due to drunken driving every year. Accidents involving impaired individuals behind the wheel of any motor vehicle can be decreased to nearly 20 percent by routinely setting up of well-publicized DUI checkpoints and proactive DUI patrols, according to a research.

According to Sgt. Kurt Ashley, “Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 2 lives, resulted in 35 injuries to our friends and neighbors”.

In the year 2012, the number of individuals who died due to intoxicated driving was 802 in California because the drivers didn’t appoint a sober driver to get where they wanted. Almost 10,000 individuals died due to an impaired driver nationally.

Statistics showed that 30 percent of individuals who cause deadly accidents are under the influence of one or more intoxicating drugs. A study revealed that test results of more individuals showed positive for drugs other than alcohol.

Checkpoints are more effective than any of the other DUI enforcement strategies, and they are beneficial because they save $6 for every $1 spent.

The locations where DUI checkpoints are setup and conducted are selected after checking the collision statistics for places where more accidents happened.

Those who will be taken into custody for driving under the influence will have to serve prison time, and they will have to pay a high amount in fees which can exceed $10,000. Other than that, they will have to attend DUI classes.

News Source: www.Patch.com

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My name is Aaron Bortel. I practice in the state of California. I handle DUI cases exclusively and have been practicing for over 25 years.

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