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Checkpoint leads to 4 DUI arrests

Original post made on May 7, 2008

Four drivers were arrested Monday night for driving under the influence of alcohol during a DUI and driver's license checkpoint near the fairgrounds. One arrest was for a combination DUI and drug possession, police said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, May 6, 2008, 10:41 AM

Comments (10)

Posted by Luong
a resident of another community
on May 7, 2008 at 10:13 pm

Such a waste of manpower. All the PD there and 4 arrests.

Posted by first gen
a resident of Pheasant Ridge
on May 8, 2008 at 10:01 am

" Such a waste of manpower. All the PD there and 4 arrests. "
Posted by Luong, a resident of another community


...aaaand you would rather have them do what with the manpower?
What if instead the headline read "Checkpoint leads to discovery of 4 Qassam rockets"? Would that be worth the manpower?

At least two have hit us in the past few months. Check our recent history and then tell me if it was a waste of manpower:

Case #1
Web Link

Web Link

For some, it's damn the police if they do and damn them if they don't.

Awaiting your reply...

Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on May 8, 2008 at 10:38 am

Arrest drunk drivers! They are dangerous and should be put in jail.

Luong, were you arrested and are you a drunk? If so, get sober and don't drive under the influence.

One more thing, are you the devil?

Posted by AL
a resident of Highland Oaks
on May 8, 2008 at 1:58 pm

It's not like the Pleasanton PD have anything better to do.
Besides, 4 drunk/under the influence people is a heck of a log to catch on a week night! Imagine what could have happened if they were not arrested! If all of that police manpower prevented even one injury or death it was worth it.

Posted by 5.0
a resident of Birdland
on May 8, 2008 at 2:00 pm

Wow Luong such a waste of a brain. Looks like you didnt make it past the first four words. If you had read on, 15 vehicles also known as CARS were impounded. 1134 cars were screened, 16 field sobriety tests were given, and 26 drivers were investigated for license violations. That means the police were doing OTHER things as well. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK PLEASANTON POLICE... we need you to keep the brainless of the streets like cholo

Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on May 8, 2008 at 3:03 pm

Hey sure know how to hurt a person....HOORAY!

Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on May 9, 2008 at 2:51 pm

While mass screenings are awkward and inconvenient, they are necessary to raise public awareness about the seriousness of police enforcement of drinking and driving laws.

It would be problematic, however, if such DUI check points were used to fish for other violations, something that would make them random, therefore, warrantless searches. Thus, I trust that names and numbers were run through the various police computers only on those drivers who had been placed in custody for DUI first.

Posted by anonymous
a resident of San Ramon
on May 9, 2008 at 4:13 pm

Four people were arrested for driving while intoxicated.
Four people did not die that night at the hands of a drunk driver.
Four families didn't suffer the unbearable loss of losing a loved one who got caught in the cross fire of alcoholism or drug addiction for no apparent reason.
People are going to drink. People are going to drive. And more than likely they will do both at the same time. More than likely they won't even know what they're doing when they're doing it.
If the police saved just one life that night, then it was a job well done.

Posted by Sarah
a resident of Stoneridge
on May 16, 2008 at 8:01 pm

"One more thing, are you the devil?"

So glad I wasn't eating/drinking anything when I read that or it would be all over my keyboard now.

Cholo, do you blog? I would LOVE to read it. As the kids would say, "you da bomb."

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on Jun 5, 2017 at 11:03 am

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