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Murrieta Police to Conduct DUI Checkpoint Friday

The checkpoint will take place from 7 p.m. Dec. 14 to 3 a.m. Dec. 15 at an undisclosed location within the city, according to Murrieta police.

Murrieta police plan to conduct a DUI/driver's license checkpoint Friday.

The checkpoint will take place from 7 p.m. Dec. 14 to 3 a.m. Dec. 15 at an undisclosed location within the city, Murrieta police Traffic Sgt. Jim Gruwell announced, in a news release.

Officers will strive to delay motorists only momentarily as they contact drivers passing through for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, Gruwell said. Drivers will also be checked for proper licensing, he said.

The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven law enforcement resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol- or drug-involved crashes, the sergeant said.

“Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed four lives and resulted in 69 injury crashes harming 93 of our friends and neighbors,” Gruwell said.  

"Research shows that crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of 20 percent when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted often enough."

Funding for the checkpoint was provided to Murrieta Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Timber December 13, 2012 at 05:14 AM
"These ESTIMATES are based on data from NHTSA’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). Unfortunately, known blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test results are NOT AVAILABLE for all drivers and nonoccupants involved in fatal crashes. MISSING DATA can result for a number of reasons, the most frequent of which is that people are not always tested for alcohol. To address the missing data issue, NHTSA has developed and employs a statistical model to ESTIMATE the likelihood that a fatal-crash-involved driver or nonoccupant was sober, had some alcohol, or was intoxicated at the time of the crash. The statistical model was developed using all available known data in the aggregate (that is, at the national level) and applied to each individual driver and nonoccupant with an UNKNOWN BAC TEST RESULT. The estimates presented include a mix of both known and estimated BACs." ================================================ My comments: these guesses and estimates from their statistical model are being used as facts, but in reality these are nothing more than LIES substituting as facts. The part stated as, UNKNOWN BAC TEST RESULT, are nothing more then conjecture because those that were NOT tested could never be viewed as a BAC TEST RESULT ever. An omission is a nullity. Basically a portion of the resulting 'test results' are bullshit fabricated LIES MASQUERADING AS THE TRUTH.
Desert Dweller December 13, 2012 at 05:27 AM
Hit the nail on the head Rob, have officers do what they are good at, patrol, not sit in the roadway to make the coffers money on impounds.
Timber December 15, 2012 at 04:16 PM
UPDATE http://www.murrieta.org/civica/press/display.asp?layout=1&Entry=286 "Due to inclement weather, however, the checkpoint was cancelled. Officers that participated in the DUI Saturation Patrol arrested three adults for DUI..." ===================================== Two thumbs up for an effective 'saturation patrol' which observed those that gave rise to probable cause in order to stop and detain possible offenders. This method preserves the peoples' Liberty to be left alone en masse. This time inclement weather allowed Freedom to be maintained.
Rob December 15, 2012 at 11:24 PM
100% agree, though they will be back out with the checkpoints as soon as the weather permits.
john ryerson December 28, 2012 at 12:21 AM
they are practicing for the time when martial law is declared not to take drunk drivers off the road . it makes for a good cover up

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