The Santa Maria Police Department will be conducting a sobriety and driver's license checkpoint tonight from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Motorists approaching the checkpoint will see signs advising them that a sobriety and drivers license checkpoint is ahead. Motorists will be detained momentarily while a Santa Maria police officer explains the purpose of the checkpoint, according a release from the department.

The detection and apprehension of drunk drivers and/or drug-impaired drivers is a crucial component of California's Traffic Safety Program, according to the department. The checkpoint will be placed on a road which the Santa Maria Police Department has identified as having a large number of drivers under the influence. Each driver stopped at the checkpoint will be checked.

(11) comments

justremindme

They need to set up by Main & Blosser. Bet they get their limit there.

Brenda the Brat

Yeah during rodeo they should set up there, and at the speed way 2 and see they will go over their limit!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THE ACTIVIST

Ironically, this article got it right, illegal's will only be "detained momentarily" when caught driving/tresspassing in this country illegally, where's ICE?!!

WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY, AND A BIG JOKE TO ILLEGAL'S.

SANTA TIJUANA - A SANCTUARY CITY FOREVER!!

THE ACTIVIST

Oh yah!, the 'mexican rodeo' at the Santa Tijuana fair grounds should net a huge number.

Santa Tijuana police cannot set up at the Speedway, it's in S.L.O. county.

SHOULDN'T driving without a valid driver's license because you're in this Country ILLEGALLY be in their sentence that says: eg. "The detection and apprehension of UNLICENSED ILLEGAL ALIEN DRIVERS, drunk drivers and/or drug-impaired drivers is a crucial component of California's Traffic Saftey Program, according to the department."

So I guess it's OKAY to let CRIMINALS drive, period-the-end! WHY have LAWS when they only ENFORCE what they (the SMPD) want to enforce! It's so BLANTANT, it's PATHETIC!!!

Justin Case
Justin Case

I say 15 illegal's are cited and released, any takers on a friendly wager? I have $10 left on my welfare debit card, since I dont have a ride to the casino to spend it!

justremindme

Justin Case I hope you know your 10.00 is only good for 5.00 cash!

Puppett

looks like puppett is walkin tonite.

An Orcutt Reader

Justin, my guess is 11! lol

Justin Case
Justin Case

justremindme,

OK where's my cash? I said 15 illegal's cars towed, and came the closest, there would have been 15, but as Muppett said, he decided not to drive.

ManicHispanic
ManicHispanic

[quote]THE ACTIVIST said: "Ironically, this article got it right, illegal's will only be "detained momentarily" when caught driving/tresspassing in this country illegally, where's ICE?!!WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY, AND A BIG JOKE TO ILLEGAL'S.SANTA TIJUANA - A SANCTUARY CITY FOREVER!!"[/quote]

Why cant ICE join in on the fun i bet they can get a bus load within an hour or two. Lompoc has ICE at checkpoints why cant we?!

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