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San Bernardino DUI Checkpoint Nabs Many People

download (5)One of the ways that police crack down on drunk driving is through DUI checkpoints. These go by various names throughout the country, but the goal is the same: to check every driver that comes through for any sign of DUI or any other motor vehicle infraction.

San Bernardino had one recently thanks to a grant given by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. During the time the checkpoint was active, 34 vehicles were stopped. Nine people were given field sobriety tests and three were arrested for DUI. They also issued multiple citations for people driving unlicensed, people driving on suspended licenses, and other traffic violations. Sixteen vehicles were also impounded and one person was arrested for outstanding warrants.

“This program is an effort to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol-involved crashes,” Lt. Vicki Cervantes said. “DUI saturation patrols are conducted to educate the public on the dangers of impaired driving while identifying offenders and getting them off the street.”

Yet many question whether these types of searches are legal or not. The Supreme Court has said they are, but many people are starting to fight back against the practice by avoid them entirely or using legal tricks to get through them as quickly as possible. If you do get arrested, you will need a lawyer on your side to fight the charges, especially if it is something serious like DUI.

Call the law team at MBLK for a free consultation about your case. We can help. Call today.

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Stephen Levine, is a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Defense — an honor achieved by only the top criminal law attorneys in California. Mr. Levine has over 40 years of experience in criminal defense and family law serving Southern California, and is a highly regarded Super Lawyer as well as AV Rated attorney.