Sacto 9-1-1
December 16, 2010
230 DUI checkpoints planned statewide, including Sacramento area

By Matt Kawahara
mkawahara@sacbee.com

California traffic safety officials today announced a statewide crackdown on drunk driving this holiday season. The effort includes more than 230 sobriety checkpoints between today and Jan. 2, many in the Sacramento area.

Law enforcement agencies statewide will launch checkpoints, DUI task forces and saturation patrols, funded by more than $5 million in grants distributed by the California Office of Traffic Safety.

The first checkpoint under the Holiday DUI Enforcement Campaign is scheduled for tonight from 7 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. on Madison Avenue, east of San Juan Avenue, in Citrus Heights, police announced at a press conference Thursday.

Here are the enforcement efforts planned for the weekend in the Sacramento area under the Holiday Enforcement Campaign:

Friday

- DUI checkpoint in Folsom

- DUI task force of Rancho Cordova Police Department

- DUI checkpoint in Roseville

- DUI saturation patrols in Placerville from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Saturday

- DUI checkpoint in Auburn

- CHP-conducted DUI checkpoint in South Sacramento

- DUI/Drivers License checkpoint in Placerville from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.

- DUI/Drivers License checkpoint in Lodi from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.

- DUI saturation patrol in Lodi.

Call The Bee's Matt Kawahara, (916) 321-1015.

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