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Santa Rosa Police Department
Saturday August 25th, 2018 :: 02:57 a.m. PDT


Results of Santa Rosa DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint


For Immediate Release:
August 25, 2018

Sgt. Chad Heiser (707) 543-3636
[email protected]

Results of Santa Rosa DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint

Santa Rosa, CA – The Santa Rosa Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, August 24, 2018, in Santa Rosa between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. The checkpoint was located on Highway 12 near Streamside Drive. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.

DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoints have been shown to lower DUI deaths and injuries. A major component of these checkpoints are the deterrent effects it has on those who might drive drunk or drugged impaired, bringing about more awareness and encouraging everyone to use sober designated drivers.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent. Ninety Percent of California drivers approve of checkpoints.

Listed below is the statistical information for this checkpoint:
1410 Vehicles Screened
2 DUI-Alcohol/Drugs suspects arrested
0 DUI-Drug impaired suspects arrested
0 Suspects arrested for illegal drugs (possession/transportation/sales)
14 Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked
2 Arrest on outstanding warrants
2 Felony Arrests

The suspects arrested for DUI-Alcohol were identified as:
Cordell Kenniston, a 27-year-old Santa Rosa resident
David Brown, a 54-year-old Santa Rosa resident

In addition, one suspect was arrested for violation of DUI probation terms. He was identified as:
Jose Renteria, a 43-year-old Santa Rosa resident

Finally, two suspects were arrested on felony warrants. They were identified as:
John Lester, a 52-year-old Santa Rosa resident
Timothy Cass, a 30-year-old Richmond resident

The Santa Rosa Police Department will be conducting DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols regularly in our ongoing commitment to lowering deaths and injuries upon our streets and highways.

The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1!

Santa Rosa Police Department
965 Sonoma Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

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