2010 Year Of California DUI / Drunk Driving Checkpoint

Dec 19, 2009 @ 08:04 AM — by Myles L. Berman

The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) has announced that 2010 will be the "Year of the Checkpoint". OTS will be providing a record $8,000,000 in grant funding to 148 law enforcment agencies for DUI / Drunk Driving checkpoints throughout the state of California. The funding is for more than 2,500 sobriety checkpoints. More than 250 DUI / Drunk Driving checkpoints will take place statewide between December 18, 2009 and January 3, 2010. The funding is a whopping 47% increase from 2009 where there will be over 1,700 DUI / Drunk Driving checkpoints statewide. No doubt there will be an increase in DUI / Drunk Driving arrests in 2010 which will also result in more fines received by counties statewide and substantial overtime pay to police officers who work the checkpoints and testify in court. The monies generated will most like go to reduce county budgets deficits as well.

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