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Police may face stricter rules for DUI checkpoints

Local police will face stricter rules for their DUI checkpoints if a bill by Santa Rosa Assemblyman Michael Allen is signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. The Assembly last week gave final approval, 48-25, to the bill, AB 1389, before sending it on to Brown. Overall, the bill would set uniform [...]

By | September 14th, 2011|29 Comments

Allen’s car-impoundment legislation switch

Note: This column has been updated with comments from an aide to Assemblyman Michael Allen. Santa Rosa Assemblyman Michael Allen's legislation that would have limited police impounds of cars at DUI/license checkpoints has taken a turn in the state Senate. The impoundment provision has been dropped from Assembly Bill 1389 [...]

By | August 23rd, 2011|16 Comments