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Concord Police Department Holding DUI Checkpoint September 16


Concord Police Department will hold a DUI Checkpoint September 16, 2023 from 7:00 P.M. to 3 A.M.

Checkpoint locations are chosen based on a history of DUI crashes and arrests.

The primary purpose of checkpoints is not to make arrests, but to promote public safety by deterring drivers from driving impaired.

During the checkpoint, officers will look for signs that drivers are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.


“The safety of our community is and always will be our mission,” Lt. Gregory Rodriguez said. “We are looking for impaired drivers because driving under the influence is dangerous and puts others on the road at risk.”

Concord Police Department reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Some prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs may interfere with driving.

Drivers charged with a first-time DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.



Schmee September 14, 2023 - 8:47 AM - 8:47 AM

Another website said it will be at willow pass and Mt Diablo streets. That basically todos santos plaza.

Exit 12A September 14, 2023 - 9:43 AM - 9:43 AM

It seems these DUI checkpoints are held only when grant funds are provided.
Why dont local police departments incorporate DUI checkpoints as standard events in their operational programming?

Commonsensenor September 14, 2023 - 11:02 AM - 11:02 AM

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say the DUI “results” article will be the same as all the last ones.

“335 legal motorists inconvenienced and ONE person detained (cited and released) for an outstanding arrest warrant”

Bill September 14, 2023 - 1:03 PM - 1:03 PM

I wish they would give a grant to stop speeders, stop sign/red light runners, tailgaters, texting drivers, etc.

Jojo The Circus Clown September 14, 2023 - 1:35 PM - 1:35 PM

4th Amendment … nuff said

Exit 12A September 14, 2023 - 5:25 PM - 5:25 PM

The US has the 4th Amendment under the Bill of Rights of the US Constitution. Since youre over there, please share with us what if any civil liberty protections exist in Cambodia?

Rich September 15, 2023 - 4:08 PM - 4:08 PM

Since you are checking cars anyways. How about checking for proof of insurance

Bluebird September 15, 2023 - 8:55 PM - 8:55 PM

And check that more than one taillight and brake light works. I am tired of getting behind someone that does not have even one working brake light. I won’t follow to tell them to fix their brake lights because once when I did, I was threatened.

YouSworeAnOath September 16, 2023 - 9:50 PM - 9:50 PM

Just drive through it, what a waste of money. Just way way for CPD to make overtime money and violate the 4th amendment.

Cowellian September 17, 2023 - 9:09 AM - 9:09 AM

Well, did you drive through it, and if so, how did that work out for you?
Right or wrong, the Supreme Court has ruled that DUI Checkpoints do not violate the 4th Amendment.

Keith September 17, 2023 - 5:43 AM - 5:43 AM

A state may use highway sobriety checkpoints for the purpose of combating drunk driving.
Michigan Dept. of State Police v. Sitz, 496 U.S. 444 (1990).

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