For those arrested on DUI charges on Richmond Parkway near West Macdonald Avenue on Friday night, you can’t say we didn’t warn you.
Four impaired drivers were arrested on charges while driving intoxicated or under the influence of drugs, and seven vehicles were towed for being driven by suspended or unlicensed drivers, during the sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint, police said.
Seventy-four citations were issued. In total, 942 vehicles were screened, police said.
The checkpoint was conducted in partnership with the California Office of Traffic Safety and volunteers with the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), who were present to speak with drivers and promote impaired driving awareness.
“Our goal of the checkpoint was to remove dangerous and impaired drivers from our city streets,” RPD stated. “Hopefully the arrest of the four impaired drivers helped prevent them from hurting themselves or someone else.”
RPD said residents can expect to see more DUI suppression patrols and DUI checkpoints in the future.
In addition, RPD has partnered with the Office of Traffic Safety to purchase several new portable radar signs in neighborhoods, which will be deployed in traffic hot spots or where residents complain of unsafe driving.
The Richmond PD has partnered with the Office of Traffic Safety to purchase several new portable radar signs. You may have already seen one deployed in your neighborhood!