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Posted on 12.10.2011 9:33 p.m.

Santa Barbara Police Schedule Sunday Night DUI Checkpoints

Officers to stop motorists from 6 p.m. Sunday to 2 a.m. Monday, with DUI enforcement teams patrolling through the weekend

Source: Sgt. Mike McGrew for the Santa Barbara Police Department

The Santa Barbara Police Department will be conducting DUI checkpoints from 6 p.m. Sunday to 2 a.m. Monday in the city of Santa Barbara. Driver’s licenses also will be checked at the checkpoints.

SBPD encourages everyone to drink responsibly, pre-arrange for a ride home, designate a driver and understand that every police officer will be diligently looking for the impaired driver. Additionally, DUI enforcement officers will be on patrol throughout the weekend and SBPD would prefer to arrest DUI drivers than to find them in a collision.

Funding for the DUI checkpoint program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

SBPD also encourages everyone to report suspected impaired drivers by calling 9-1-1. Doing so could save the life of a loved one.

Don’t drink and drive!

— Sgt. Mike McGrew represents the Santa Barbara Police Department.

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» on 12.18.11 @ 02:12 AM

Another example of SBPD thugs gouging local residents. DUI checkpoints aren’t a reasonable way to bust drunk drivers, you really can’t ignore the statistics; they’re just another excuse for OT by our corrupt, anti-community law enforcement, along the lines of billing the city for blatantly unnecessary police interference in Occupy SB, including illegal confiscation of property that will cost us even more in litigation.
Of course, SBPD is extremely concerned about the hazards of drunk driving - they demonstrated this a few years ago in the State Street drunk zone, by parking police cars in taxi zones and ticketing cab drivers who stopped in the street to pick up intoxicated people, increasing the number of drunks on the road.
Sure, McGrew, let’s pretend SBPD has credibility as anything other than the most dangerous gang in SB.

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