The Shasta County Avoid the Five DUI Task Force conducted a Driving Under the Influence/Driver License Checkpoint in the City of Shasta Lake on Sunday, August 17, 2014 in the evening hours. The checkpoint was on southbound Lake Boulevard, near Shasta Dam Boulevard. Personnel from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Redding Police Department, and Shasta County Probation participated.
A total of eighty (80) vehicles passed through the checkpoint and the drivers were screened by officers. Twenty-five (25) drivers were stopped for further investigation, either at the checkpoint or by officers patrolling near the checkpoint. Seven (7) of those drivers were given field sobriety tests. One (1) driver was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Another driver was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and a felony violation of probation. The passenger in that vehicle was also cited for possession of drug paraphernalia.
One person was found to have 5 outstanding warrants and was cited and released. An additional driver was cited for driving on a suspended license and their vehicle was impounded for 30 days.
Representatives from the Shasta County Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) were present during the checkpoint to provide information to drivers.
Avoid the Five DUI Task Force funding is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration who reminds everyone; Report Drunk Drivers! – Call 9-1-1.
– Press Release