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July 3 Checkpoint in County Netted 61 Arrests: 4 DUIs; Others for License, Drug Offenses

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.
News from the Petaluma Police Department:

On Thursday night, July 3, between the hours of 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. Friday morning, the Sonoma County AVOID the 13 Task Force conducted a DUI and Driver’s License Checkpoint in the City of Santa Rosa.

The checkpoint was northbound Morgan Street at 5th Street.

The checkpoint recorded the following activity: 

1,256 vehicles passed through the checkpoint 
1,219 drivers were screened by officers for signs of DUI or license violations 
106 drivers were sent into a secondary evaluation area for further investigation 
61 drivers were arrested 
4 drivers were arrested for DUI 
13 drivers were arrested and cited for driving on a suspended license 
41 drivers were arrested and cited for driving without a license 
1 driver was arrested for possession of methamphetamine 
2 drivers were arrested for outstanding warrants 
8 vehicles were impounded for 30 days 


Funding for this program has been provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS). 
Daisy Arthur July 06, 2014 at 09:35 AM
Headline reads: July 3 Checkpoint in Petaluma Netted 61 Arrests: 4 DUIs; Others for License, Drug Offenses Posted by Susan C. Schena , July 05, 2014 at 02:18 PM .... In body of the article : Checkpoint in the City of Santa Rosa. The checkpoint was northbound Morgan Street at 5th Street.
Susan C. Schena July 06, 2014 at 03:20 PM
Thank you! That was a big oops. Fixed in headline.
bruce mallon July 06, 2014 at 11:05 AM
the check points are for drunks. 4 out of 61. seems this practice is not for drunks only. is this false advertising or just what it seems to me to be, an invasion of privacy for a noble cause which is not actually what it is. if it was for drunks it would read 4 drunks arrested, end of story. the hell with our privacy rights. constitution? what's that? your morning bowel movement?

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