Officers from the Shasta Avoid the Six Task Force conducted a DUI and driver license checkpoint in the City of Anderson on Thursday, December 27, 2012. The checkpoint was in the area of State Route 273 and Breckenridge Lane.
A total of 364 vehicles passed through the checkpoint and were contacted by officers from the Anderson Police Department, Redding Police Department, California Highway Patrol and Shasta County Probation. Twenty-one (21) drivers were stopped for further investigation, either at the checkpoint or by officers patrolling near the checkpoint. Five (5) drivers were given field sobriety tests and one (1) driver was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs.
One 18-year-old Anderson woman was contacted by Redding Police Officer Kongkeoviman, a certified Drug Recognition Expert, and arrested for driving under the influence of drugs and driving without a license. She was booked into the Shasta County Jail.
Four (4) drivers were cited for driving without a license and two (2) were cited for driving with a suspended license. The two suspended drivers had their vehicles impounded for 30 days.
A 21-year-old Redding man was contacted as a passenger in a car. He was found to be on DUI probation with terms that included he not consume alcohol. He had been drinking and was arrested for a violation of his court probation and booked into the Shasta County Jail.
A volunteer representative from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) was present during the checkpoint to provide educational information to drivers.
As part of this region-wide crackdown during the 19 day Winter Holiday Campaign, extra local DUI Saturation Patrols will be deployed and all regularly scheduled traffic and patrol officers will focus efforts at stopping and arresting DUI drivers during their normal shifts
Police, Sheriff and the CHP encourage all motorists to help make your community safer: Report Drunk Drivers – Call 911! Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. DUI arrest data collection will continue through New Year’s Weekend, midnight Sunday, January 1, 2013.
From Redding Police Department press release