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DUI Checkpoint in Lakeland Village Nets 8

The checkpoint was held between 7 p.m. Friday and 3 a.m. Saturday on Grand Avenue.

California Highway Patrol officers staffing a DUI/License checkpoint in Lakeland Village took eight people into custody and ticketed 12 others, a spokesperson told Patch.

The checkpoint was staffed at Grand Avenue, near Blackwell Boulevard, between 7 p.m. Friday and 3 a.m. Saturday, according to CHP information officer Nathan Baer.

Officers arrested three people suspected of driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol; another five were taken into custody for allegedly driving without licenses, Baer said.

Three vehicles were impounded, out of the 525 vehicles screened, the officer said.

Roadrunner September 05, 2012 at 08:52 AM
Hmm, Roberto it appears you don't know much about the law enforcement departments. Let’s see, the sheriff's department is responsible for all factions of the courts, ie, a civil division. These deputies are in the civil division and their primary role is to do civil process at a cost to the party requesting the service. Loud parties are prioritized as a low priority. Hence they generally aren't violent and in progress calls that are a danger to life and more of a quality of life issue. Sorry, your past burglary (not robbery) call is a low priority. In progress calls, such as domestic violence, robberies, alarms, medical aids, and the such that involves an immediate danger to life takes the top priority. Like it or not, that is just the facts. Let me explain this further, some agencies will not even send out a peace officer and will send a technician or tell you to report your crime on line, which you have the option to do so through the internet.
Roadrunner September 05, 2012 at 08:52 AM
2 nd. All deputies go through the various shifts such as days, swings and graveyards. Your city whether it is incorporated or not has a minimum staffing level. Sorry, if you are in the county, then it is very low. Thank your local politician and complain to them. No one is withholding service, especially the captains, or deputies that cover your particular neighborhood. Sorry, that just doesn't happen. You can argue it all day, but until you have some valid evidence, then you are just blowing hot air. Now then, no one that works nights or weekends is paid overtime, it is their normal schedule. The private sector vs. the public sector? Does this apply to law enforcement or fire services? I have yet to see a private sector police department or fire department. Go out and meet some of your local officers, I bet you might be surprised as to what they actually have to do day in and day out.
Teddi Norlin September 06, 2012 at 11:01 PM
When was the last time you went on a ride along? Working in a trauma unit doesn't show you what they deal with day in and day out. You also might want to look into your statistics a bit better. When DUI Checkpoints are set up, there are typically less accidents. Unless you're willing to do the job they do, don't judge! I've worked with many officers, have friends that are officers (including CHP) and was married to an officer. Being short staffed isn't an "excuse." Have you seen the budget cuts lately? They do the best they can with what they have. If it's an emergency they will be there ASAP. However, if you're reporting something that already happened & there's no immediate threat, your call will go below that of the person that has an immediate threat.
Teddi Norlin September 06, 2012 at 11:02 PM
That has to do with politics and I agree that things need to change. However, complaining here won't help. Contact your local leadership if you want changes made.
Teddi Norlin September 06, 2012 at 11:05 PM
If you feel you can do a better job, Roberto, why don't you put in your application?

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