Tag Archives: Avoid the 13

Anti-DUI task force gets $300,000

From : http://roadwarrior.blogs.pressdemocrat.com/13541/anti-dui-task-force-gets-300000/   Sonoma County’s anti-DUI campaign will continue after the state awarded a $300,000 grant for the Avoid the 13 task force. The task force, which includes all police agencies in the county and is coordinated by Petaluma … Continue reading

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DUI checkpoints net 0 DUIs

From : http://roadwarrior.blogs.pressdemocrat.com/13241/dui-checkpoints-net-0-duis/   Two DUI/license checkpoints Friday night in Petaluma screened 987 drivers, but police didn’t find any suspected DUIs. But Petaluma police said they did arrest three drivers on suspicion of driving without a license, and two others … Continue reading

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Effort to regulate DUI checkpoints

http://roadwarrior.blogs.pressdemocrat.com/12585/local-legislator-seeks-to-regulate-dui-checkpoints/?tc=ar   A Santa Rosa assemblyman is pushing a bill that would set rules for how police run DUI/license checkpoints, particularly targeting the impoundment of vehicles and being more specific about where the checkpoints will be. But the bill is … Continue reading

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Five-time DUI offender arrested at Cotati checkpoint

From : http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20101231/ARTICLES/101239926/1350?Title=Five-time-DUI-offender-arrested-at-Cotati-checkpoint&tc=ar A five-time DUI offender was arrested Thursday night at a drunken driving checkpoint in Cotati. Aurelio Garcia Lopez, 40, of Petaluma left his Ford Aerostar minvan in the middle of the road in front of a DUI … Continue reading

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DUI task force tactics drawing scrutiny

From : http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20101221/ARTICLES/101229876/1349?Title=Vigorous-or-excessive-&tc=ar The knock came a little more than 48 hours after a judge told William Beall that he would not have to go to jail immediately — or maybe at all — for his 19th conviction for DUI. … Continue reading

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Rain dampens Petaluma DUI checkpoints

From : http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20101218/ARTICLES/101219477/1350?Title=Rain-dampens-Petaluma-DUI-checkpoints   Rain canceled one stage of a planned DUI checkpoint Friday, but law enforcement officers still tallied some arrests as part of a countywide anti-drunk driving effort, authorities said. Officers patroled county roads Friday night and into … Continue reading

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Checkpoints Still Hide Behind DUI Hype

18-day DUI crackdown starts today in Sonoma County by Road.Warrior A major crackdown on DUI drivers starts today for 18 days across Sonoma County with extra officers looking for drunken drivers and four DUI/license checkpoints this weekend. It’s all part … Continue reading

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Petaluma Police Escalate from Impounds to Arrests

originally published at: www.pressdemocrat.com Petaluma checkpoints net 3 DUI suspects By MARTIN ESPINOZA THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Published: Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 9:59 a.m. Petaluma police arrested and cited 10 drivers during two DUI and driver’s license checkpoints Friday night. … Continue reading

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People Resist Racist Checkpoints

originally published at www.watchsonomacounty.com Protesters warn drivers of police checkpoints in Santa Rosa and Petaluma By GUY KOVNER THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Opponents of police vehicle impoundment practices are hitting the streets, intent on warning motorists of police checkpoints in Santa … Continue reading

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