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Santa Rosa Police Department
Saturday April 1st, 2017 :: 02:17 a.m. PDT




For Immediate Release:
April 1st, 2017

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, March 31st 2017, in Santa Rosa between the hours of 7:30 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. The checkpoint was located on Sonoma Highway 12 at the intersection with 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:

1590 Vehicles Screened
2 DUI-Alcohol/Drugs suspect arrested
0 DUI-Drug impaired suspects arrested
0 Suspects arrested for illegal drugs (possession/transportation/sales)
8 Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked
1 Arrested on outstanding warrants
5 Citation issued for miscellaneous Vehicle Code violations
0 Felony Arrests

The suspects arrested for DUI-Alcohol were identified as:

Mary Russell, a 60-year-old resident of Santa Rosa Ca.

Jacqueline Simons, a 72yr-old resident of Santa Rosa Ca.

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

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

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