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The Petaluma Police Department will be conducting two DUI and driver’s license checkpoints on Friday night to detect and deter impaired driving and suspended/unlicensed drivers.  The locations of the checkpoints will not be disclosed to the public.

The checkpoints will be up from 5 p.m. Friday until 3 a.m. Saturday.

These operations are being conducted to raise the awareness of the dangers of impaired driving by educating motorists, arresting impaired drivers and suspended/unlicensed drivers, police said.

Funding for the operations is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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  1. DaveK

    It’s time legislators and judges get TOUGH with DUIs.

    January 24th, 2014 8:47 am

  2. Ray Schwarz

    With regards to DUI checkpoints in California. By law aren’t the police departments required to give advance notice and the locations of the checkpoints?
    Also, by law, there should be a location prior to the checkpoint where motorists can avoid going through the checkpoint. It is also my understanding this avoidance should not be construed by the police to mean you are providing probable cause for a traffic stop because of this.

    January 28th, 2014 1:13 pm

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