The following is a post from the CHP Clear Lake Facebook Page:
On Saturday, December 17, 2022, CHP Clear Lake Area personnel conducted a DUI checkpoint on southbound State Route 53 in Lower Lake, Lake County. CHP officers contacted nearly 500 drivers, issued 14 citations, impounded two vehicles and conducted four DUI investigations.
Nearing the end of the checkpoint’s scheduled time of operations, a Mini Cooper sedan ran through the screening area at high speed and failed to stop for officer’s commands and a posted stop sign. The errant driver fled the scene and a CHP patrol vehicle pursuit ensued. The errant driver accelerated to approximately 100 mph traveling northbound on State Route 29, south of Point Lakeview Road. Due to the vehicle’s unsafe speed, the driver was unable to safely negotiate a turn in the roadway and traveled off the north shoulder of Point Lakeview Road and crashed into a fence. The driver fled from the vehicle on foot but was quickly apprehended by CHP officers and taken into custody for DUI and additional charges. Thankfully, no members of the public or CHP officers were injured during the incident.
The law is clear: driving under the influence (DUI) of any substance, including alcohol, cannabis, prescription medication, impairing over-the-counter medication, illicit drugs, or any combination, is illegal and will result in an arrest for DUI.
A special thank you to Caltrans District 1, Clearlake Oaks Maintenance crew, for their assistance with lighting, signage and cone placement, which was instrumental in making the enforcement campaign a reality.
maybe afewmore of these in various spots in the county several times a year would be a good idea maybe near the casinos
Cracking down on the many obvious moving violations seen everywhere constantly might be a way to increase revenues and decrease unsafe driving all at once. Poor behavior behind the wheel is another national plague.