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Rancho Cordova DUI Checkpoints

Rancho Cordova DUI Checkpoints

Rancho Cordova DUI Checkpoints

I’m Ed Smith, a Rancho Cordova Auto Accident LawyerRancho Cordova Police Department’s Traffic Unit has been very busy over the weekend. Last shopping weekend before Christmas had thousands of people out on our roadways. Rancho Crodova DUI Checkpoints were also present to reduce the number of drunk driving accidents.

In the Youtube Video: DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE! Watch as a young child plays in his backyard. The scene seems so safe and cozy as a little boy plays soccer. In another scene we see a man playing soccer outside on a sporting field. After the game he heads out with the gang for drinks. He then gets behind the wheel of his car to drive home. Tipsy or drunk we do not know. What happens next we know all to well. Tragedy strikes. After watching this video, I understand why Rancho Cordova DUI checkpoints are necessary. The video below was produced in Ireland as part of Ireland’s national safety campaign to reduce drunk driving accidents.

Feeling Tipsy?

As a Rancho Cordova Car Accident Lawyer I’ve seen it all. I’ve worked with many who have been hit by drunk drivers. Injuries caused by drunk driving accidents are heart-wrenching and life-altering. They may even prove fatal. Have you ever driven tipsy? How about drunk? It is in your best interest to hand over your car keys to a designated driver. Take a moment now to add taxicab numbers into your cell phone.  Whatever you do, don’t drink and drive. Driving drunk is like playing Russian Roulette with innocent lives, including your own.

What Happens if I am found to be drunk in a Rancho Cordova DUI Checkpoint?

Below is a list of things to expect in your first California DUI offense:

  • Automatic suspension of your California Driver’s License.
  • Handcuffs and a jailhouse experience.
  • Steep fines with fees, fees and more fees.
  • Increase in your auto insurance rates.
  • Your name may appear online or in the local newspaper
  • Mandatory DUI classes and the cost associated with those classes.
  • When you injure or kill someone while driving drunk this list will get even longer.

More Rancho Cordova DUI Checkpoints

This weekend won’t be the end of Rancho Cordova DUI checkpoints. Expect them to continue through January 1, 2016. Rancho Cordova DUI checkpoints will pop up at undisclosed locations throughout the City of Rancho Cordova.

It Takes A Village to Reduce Drunk Driving Accidents

Several Sacramento County agencies are taking part in Rancho Cordova DUI checkpoints. The aim is to reduce the total number of drunk driving accidents in our state. It takes the cooperation of many agencies to keep our California roads and highways safe.

California Office of Traffic Safety

The California Office of Traffic Safety is working hard to keep our highways safe for everyone. The California Office of Traffic Safety’s mission is to effectively administer the traffic safety grant funds in a concerted effort to reduce traffic fatalities, injuries, and financial losses.

Rancho Cordova Car Accident Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Rancho Cordova Auto Accident Lawyer. I’ve developed the accident information website,  Log on to learn all about pursuing a claim for personal injury. For over thirty years I’ve been handling  auto accidents involving drunk drivers in and around Rancho Cordova and throughout Northern California.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured, or worse, by a drunk driver, call me now at (916) 921-6400 for free, friendly advice at no obligation to you.  When calling outside of Sacramento, you may dial us toll free (800) 404-5400.

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