Drunk Driving Checkpoints

There will be heightened law enforcement presence during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  This means that police are looking for people driving under the influence (DUI/”drunk driving”), not wearing seat-belts, driving erratically, people driving while texting and driving on a suspended license.  If you are stopped for any of these offenses, the penalties can be costly.

If you approach a checkpoint, you have the right to turn away, but be aware that police officers are generally placed in the surrounding area to observe people, hoping to catch drunk drivers.  Those officers may then stop you, mainly to determine why you left the checkpoint area.   Keep this in mind as you are celebrating during this holiday weekend.

Check out this article in the Ventura County Star


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