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Increase in DUI Checkpoints in Martinez

 Posted on October 17,2013 in DUI

If you are driving in the Martinez area over the next few weeks, expect more numbers of DUI checkpoints. The increase in checkpoints is part of a special targeted effort to increase enforcement action by the Martinez Police Department.

According to the Police Department, the increased DUI enforcement is part of a new campaign that is being funded by a traffic safety grant. The grant, which amounts to approximately $21,515, comes from the California Office of Traffic Safety. The money will be used to specifically to enforce DUI laws, and reduce the numbers of drunk drivers on our streets.

As part of the increased DUI enforcement action, residents of Martinez can now expect to come across more numbers of DUI checkpoints. The grant will be used in efforts to reduce the numbers of people being killed and alcohol-related accidents across markets. It will be used not just to increase enforcement action against DUI offenders, but also to implement awareness campaigns that educate people about the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol. The campaign will also include specially trained DUI officers.

The Martinez Police Department says that it expects the increased DUI enforcement action to show tangible results. According to the Police Department, their experience shows that an increase in the number of checkpoints is very effective in helping reduce the number of impaired drivers in our streets. In fact, this is one of the more effective enforcement strategies.

If you are arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, you must get in touch with an experienced lawyer immediately. Timeliness is key, and the wheels of justice will begin moving as soon as you are arrested for driving under the influence. That means that you stand in danger of losing your license, being ordered to attend an alcohol education program, and being ordered to pay fines, unless you act immediately to protect your rights.

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