Checkpoint leads to 4 DUI arrests Around Town, posted by Editor, Pleasanton Weekly Online, on May 7, 2008 at 10:13 pm
Four drivers were arrested Monday night for driving under the influence of alcohol during a DUI and driver's license checkpoint near the fairgrounds. One arrest was for a combination DUI and drug possession, police said.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, May 6, 2008, 10:41 AM
Posted by AL, a resident of the Highland Oaks neighborhood, on May 8, 2008 at 1:58 pm
It's not like the Pleasanton PD have anything better to do.
Besides, 4 drunk/under the influence people is a heck of a log to catch on a week night! Imagine what could have happened if they were not arrested! If all of that police manpower prevented even one injury or death it was worth it.
Posted by 5.0, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on May 8, 2008 at 2:00 pm
Wow Luong such a waste of a brain. Looks like you didnt make it past the first four words. If you had read on, 15 vehicles also known as CARS were impounded. 1134 cars were screened, 16 field sobriety tests were given, and 26 drivers were investigated for license violations. That means the police were doing OTHER things as well. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK PLEASANTON POLICE... we need you to keep the brainless of the streets like cholo
Posted by Mike, a resident of the Highland Oaks neighborhood, on May 9, 2008 at 2:51 pm
While mass screenings are awkward and inconvenient, they are necessary to raise public awareness about the seriousness of police enforcement of drinking and driving laws.
It would be problematic, however, if such DUI check points were used to fish for other violations, something that would make them random, therefore, warrantless searches. Thus, I trust that names and numbers were run through the various police computers only on those drivers who had been placed in custody for DUI first.