DUI Checkpoint on Thursday

Attention Sacramento Kings players and personnel, according to Sacto 9-1-1

The Sacramento Police Department will conduct a sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint beginning at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, at 21st Street and Capital Avenue.

A commenter did call the Bee out on the misspelling of “Capitol Avenue.”

It’s what happens when you cut & paste directly from the PD press release, no actual journalists get hurt doing that.

If you’re asking yourself why cops announce DUI checkpoints in advance, you’re not alone. Luckily, the Bee offered up this link to “Why cops announce DUI checkpoints in advance.”

There some snark to be had about this article. I’m sure the two of you Sacramentans that aren’t off this week will enjoy it.

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5 thoughts on “DUI Checkpoint on Thursday”

  1. Too bad Rancho Cordova PD doesn’t do the same thing. They announce that when one will occur. Then to get around the required disclosure of the location, they do a briefing at the department office shortly before the checkpoint is set up.

    Example (http://www.ranchocordovapd.com/news/121710_dui_checkpoint.cfm):
    A briefing in regard to the checkpoint will be held at 7:00 p.m. (December 17, 2010) at the Rancho Cordova Police Department, 10361 Rockingham Drive, Rancho Cordova. We invite all interested members of the media to attend. If you have questions, please contact Sergeant Gerald Lane, Traffic Unit Supervisor for the Rancho Cordova Police Department, at Glane@Ranchocordovapd.Com or phone at (916) 606-9063.


  2. Here is the flip-side to this, I guess…

    Sacramento police say they will not perform drunken driver checkpoints on New Year’s Eve. Police say it takes a number of officers and resources to perform federally-funded DUI checkpoints, and on New Year’s Eve they won’t have the staffing.


  3. Interesting. I wonder what law enforcement agency was operating the checkpoint on Stockton Blvd., or on Capitol, if it wasn’t the SPD?

    I wonder if they are going to give back the federal dollars?


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