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Union City Police Department, CA
Tuesday December 19th, 2017 :: 02:41 p.m. PST

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Union City Police Department DUI Checkpoint Nets 3 Arrests.

DUI Checkpoint Nets 3 Arrests

Union City, CA – The Union City Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on December 15th, at Alvarado-Niles Rd. and H Street between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.

In recent years, California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes. The Union City Police Department supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate all drivers that "DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze." If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.

Studies of California drivers have shown that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent). Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol.

 1088 Vehicles Screened

 2 DUI-Alcohol suspects arrested

 1 Arrested on other Criminal Charges (D.U.I. Warrant)

 13 Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked

Drivers are encouraged to download the Designated Driver VIP, or "DDVIP," free mobile app for Android or iPhone. The DDVIP app helps find nearby bars and restaurants that feature free incentives for the designated sober driver, from free non-alcoholic drinks to free appetizers and more. The feature-packed app even has social media tie-ins and even a tab for the non-DD to call Uber, Lyft or Curb.

Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses that can exceed $10,000 not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out.
 

The Union City Police Department will be conducting other DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrol as part of our ongoing commitment to lowering deaths and injuries upon our streets and highways.

The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1’.

For Traffic or specific grant related questions please contact:

Traffic Sergeant J. Stewart

Direct Phone: 510-471-1365x22

Email: jeffs@unioncity.org

Address/Location
Union City Police Department, CA
34009 Alvarado-Niles Road
Union City, CA 94587

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 510-471-1365

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