The Shasta County Avoid the Five DUI Task Force conducted a Driving Under the Influence/Driver License Checkpoint in the City of Anderson on Saturday, August 23, 2014 in the evening hours. The checkpoint was on southbound State Route 273, near Breckenridge Lane. Personnel from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Redding Police Department, Anderson Police Department and Shasta County Probation participated.
A total of four hundred and thirty-six (436) vehicles passed through the checkpoint and the drivers were screened by officers. Twenty-six (26) 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. Two (2) drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and two (2) drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of drugs, for a total of four (4) DUI arrests.
Three (3) vehicles were impounded and the drivers were cited due to having suspended driver licenses. Three (3) additional drivers were cited for driving without a license. One (1) person was cited for an outstanding warrant.
A representative from the Shasta County Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) was 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