RPD announces DUI saturation patrols, checkpoint

Richmond: 4 DUI arrests, 74 citations during sobriety checkpoint
Photo credit: RPD

Richmond police had planned to conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Barrett Avenue near Marina Way on Friday, but canceled the event and rescheduled it to Friday, Sept. 11.

Another checkpoint will be held on Sept. 25 in a yet disclosed location in the city’s central district, police said.

Meanwhile, law enforcement agencies statewide, including here in Richmond, will conduct DUI saturation patrols this week and through the Labor Day weekend to get impaired drivers off the road.

“On average someone is killed in a drunk driving-related crash every 48 minutes,” according to RPD. “Every 2 minutes someone is injured in a drunk driving crash. Please don’t become one of these statistics. If you drink, use rideshare, public transit, or designate a sober driver.”

The checkpoints and saturation patrols are possible due to grant funding from the California Office of Traffic Safety.