DUI/DWI checkpoints must be disclosed by the agency conducting the enforcement. The checkpoints are usually disclosed through the news, either in print or television. Look at your local newspaper to see if your local agency published the location of upcoming checkpoints, or watch the local news. You can also research the date, time and location on the web.
DUI checkpoints also serve the purpose of checking for unlicensed drivers.
DUI checkpoints are usually conducted on holiday weekends, or during major holidays, but due to recent efforts from law enforcement agencies throughout California checkpoints are randomly scheduled on non-holiday weekends.
The California Highway Patrol will go on high alert for the Labor Day weekend.
As a courtesy, the Morales Law Firm is posting a list of published DUI/License checkpoints (in the Bay Area).
The purpose of the list is to bring to your attention that many people drive under the influence and the roads could be specially dangerous this and other holiday weekends.
San Rafael DUI, checkpoint begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 2 a.m. at Francisco Boulevard East near Shoreline Parkway and may later move to Irwin Street and Fifth Avenue.
Martinez Police Department and Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office have scheduled a checkpoint from 7 p.m. through midnight in the 3700 block of Alhambra Avenue (off of John Muir Pkwy).
Brentwood, the checkpoint is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Sand Creek Road between Highland Way and Linden Drive.
Oakland police have set one at an undisclosed location in town for Friday night from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Pleasanton police have set one at an undisclosed location in town it will run from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.
San Pablo — Police plan a drunken-driving checkpoint Saturday, at an undisclosed location and time.
SATURDAY (Sept. 4th):
Fremont checkpoint at an undisclosed location in town starting at 8 p.m ends at 3 a.m.
San Leandro checkpoint at an undisclosed location in town starting at 10 p.m ends at 3 a.m.
San Francisco DUI, license checkpoints, the enforcement event starts at 8:15 p.m. and ends at 3 a.m. The location will be disclosed 30 minutes before it begins (7:45 p.m.) to Bay City News.
SUNDAY (Sept. 5th):
Piedmont checkpoint at an undisclosed location in town from 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
MONDAY (Sept. 6th):
Pleasanton police will have a checkpoint on Monday from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Marin area – CHP will conduct a DUI/license checkpoint at 7 p.m. to 3 a.m at a location that will be announced 2 hours prior (5 p.m.), you can check online or contact CHP.
NOTICE: The list above should not be construed as legal advice or taken to be a comprehensive list of all checkpoints.
If you drink this weekend stay home or take a cab home and avoid a DUI.