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2 DUI checkpoints Friday in Petaluma

Sonoma County's Avoid the 13 anti-DUI task force plans two DUI/license checkpoints on Friday night in Petaluma. The locations aren't being disclosed by the task force, in which all of the county's police agencies participate, but they'll be from 7 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday. The checkpoints are part [...]

By | December 20th, 2012|1 Comment

CHP cracking down on naughty Christmas drivers

Every available CHP officer, including those in Sonoma County, will be on patrol for the long Christmas holiday weekend, looking particularly for drunken drivers. Called the “Maximum Enforcement Period,” it's one of several the CHP holds during the year to get drunks off the road during certain holidays and to [...]

By | December 20th, 2012|1 Comment

19-day Sonoma County crackdown on DUIs to get under way

Sonoma County police officers for 19 days will be cracking down on DUI drivers. The county's Avoid the 13 anti-DUI task force will begin its annual, stepped-up Christmas-New Year's enforcement on Friday, with a DUI/license checkpoint at an undisclosed location. The checkpoint will be one of four the task force [...]

By | December 12th, 2012|3 Comments

3 DUI/license checkpoints this weekend

Police in Sonoma County plan three DUI/license checkpoints this weekend. Santa Rosa officers will run a checkpoint from 7 p.m. Friday to 1 a.m. Saturday at a location police won't disclose. The Avoid the 13 Sonoma County DUI Task Force, in which all county police agencies participate, will hold two [...]

By | August 30th, 2012|7 Comments

18-day DUI crackdown under way in Sonoma County

Sonoma County police agencies on Friday launch an 18-day campaign to crack down on drunken drivers. The county's Avoid the 13 task force, which includes all police agencies in the county, will hold DUI/license checkpoints, conduct DUI warrant sweeps and DUI probation checks and send out officers on patrols looking [...]

By | August 16th, 2012|3 Comments

DUI enforcement blitz this weekend

Police across Sonoma County will be out in force this weekend looking for drunken drivers. On Friday night, two DUI/license checkpoints will be held by the county's Avoid the 13 anti-DUI task force, which involves all of the police agencies in the county. Then on Saturday night, Santa Rosa police [...]

By | May 25th, 2012|7 Comments

Cinco de Mayo DUI crackdown

Police across Sonoma County on Saturday will be sending out extra officers targeting DUI drivers on Cinco de Mayo. The added enforcement, which begins at noon, is part of the county's Avoid the 13 DUI Task Force in which all police agencies in the county belong to. The CHP also [...]

By | May 3rd, 2012|7 Comments

DUI crackdown this St. Patrick’s weekend

Extra police officers will out on patrol this weekend looking for DUI drivers. It's part of Sonoma County's anti-DUI Avoid the 13 task force, and it's being conducted this weekend because Saturday is St. Patrick's Day, a time when some people celebrate a bit too much and then drive. The [...]

By | March 15th, 2012|3 Comments

2 DUI/license checkpoints this weekend

Sonoma County's anti-DUI task force wraps up its annual winter holiday crackdown this weekend with two DUI/license checkpoints. Officers from police agencies in the county also will be out on special DUI patrols, looking for DUI suspects, searching for those with DUI warrants and conducting random DUI probation and parole [...]

By | December 30th, 2011|0 Comments

Anti-DUI patrols hit Sonoma County roads Friday night

Going out drinking tonight? Maybe just a few glasses of wine over dinner? Beware. Sonoma County's Avoid the 13 anti-DUI task force will be out in force Friday night looking for DUI suspects. The patrols involving 25 officers from 13 of the county's police agencies will start a bit after [...]

By | December 23rd, 2011|0 Comments