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Santa Rosa Police Department
Saturday September 28th, 2019 :: 02:10 a.m. PDT


DUI Checkpoint Nets 5 Arrests

Santa Rosa, Calif. – The Santa Rosa Police Department arrested five DUI offenders while conducting a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on September 27, 2019. The checkpoint was on 4th Street between E Street and Brookwood Avenue, between the hours of 8:13 p.m. and 01:30 a.m.
In addition, there was one other miscellaneous arrest and two vehicles were towed.
DUI Checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests. Last year, the Santa Rosa Police Department investigated over 700 DUIs, approximately 100 alcohol involved-collisions, and at least 60 people were injured in alcohol-involved collisions.
Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be approximately $13,500. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses not to mention possible jail time.
The Santa Rosa Police Department reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” Prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, can impair and result in a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs.
The Santa Rosa Police Department will be conducting additional DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrol throughout the year in our ongoing commitment to take suspected impaired drivers off our streets and highways, ultimately lowering the risk for deaths and injuries.
Funding for this checkpoint was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 707-543-3600

Sgt. Steve Pehlke

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