Information from Fairfield Police Department:
The Fairfield Police Department conducted a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on May 18, 2012, from 9:30 p.m. to 1:45 a.m., as part of Fairfield's commitment to traffic safety.
This checkpoint was one of many that have been or will be conducted throughout the year in the City of Fairfield. The location of May 4th's checkpoint was on the 2100 Block of North Texas Street.
DUI Checkpoints along with regularly scheduled high visibility DUI enforcement serves as a proven deterrent with the goal of removing alcohol and drugged impaired drivers and heightening awareness of the dangers of driving under the influence.
- 413 Vehicles screened
- 1 Suspect, 27 year old Steve Montgomery of Vallejo, was arrested for possession of narcotics parapheranelia and destruction of evidence.
- 27 year old Warren Fowles of Suisun City was arrested for an outstanding Driving Under the influence and Driving on a suspended license warrant.
- 8 Unlicensed and/or suspended/revoked drivers were issued citations.
"Over the course of the past year, DUI collisions have claimed two lives and resulted in 25 injury crashes harming 38 of our friends and neighbors," said Traffic Unit Supervisor Sergeant Matt Bloesch. "If everyone planed ahead for sober non-drinking designated drivers these numbers could be lowered to zero."
Those arrested and convicted for DUI can expect jail time, vehicle storage or impound fees, license suspension, fines, fees, DUI classes, insurance rates will increase and other expenses that can push the cost of an arrest to over $10,000; not to mention the embarrassment they'll face around family, friends & co-workers.
The Fairfield PD's next DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint is tentatively set for the weekend of June 1, 2012.
Please help keep our streets and highways safer everyday of the week: Report Drunk Drivers - Call 9-1-1! Funding for this and other DUI operations are from a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.