Impaired drivers are the most dangerous violators on the roadways. To reduce the number of drunk drivers on our roadways, the Police Department conducts saturation patrols and DUI checkpoints at various times throughout the year, which are funded in part by a grant through the Office of Traffic Safety.
The Department also participates in the Contra Costa County “Avoid the 25” Program, which is a cooperative effort among law enforcement agencies to enforce DUI (Driving Under the Influence) laws. This program utilizes traffic-related checkpoints, saturation patrols and DUI warrant sweeps, which are primarily implemented during the holiday season when there is a noticeable increase in these offenses.
California courts pay serious attention to violations involving children under the age of 16 who are not properly secured inside a vehicle. If cited, drivers may receive one (1) “point count” on their driving record and a fine.