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California Highway Patrol arrest 3 on suspicion of DUI

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is considered a public safety issue. As such, California law enforcement officers are constantly on the lookout for drivers exhibiting behaviors of intoxication. Those arrested for suspicion of DUI are likely to face some serious consequences under state laws, if a conviction is ultimately secured.

It is not uncommon for local law enforcement agencies to set up DUI checkpoints across the state. These checkpoints may seem somewhat of an inconvenience to many, but they do serve a valuable purpose in keeping impaired drivers off the road. Near the end of September, a DUI checkpoint set up in Indio resulted in officers conducting 26 field sobriety tests and arresting three individuals.

The California Highway Patrol has not released any information regarding the drivers who were arrested. It is unknown if they are being held by police or if they have been released. It is also unknown if any court dates have been scheduled for any of these cases.

California residents who have been arrested on DUI related charges may face a number of potential consequences. Some of these include fines, jail time, court ordered rehab or community service and the loss of driving privileges. As these particular arrests were made at a DUI checkpoint, it would be reasonable to request police reports and scrutinize the actions of the arresting officers. Doing so may bring to light valuable information that could be used to help those accused fight their cases in court. Successfully fighting a DUI charge isn't easy, but with a variety of defense strategies available, it is possible to achieve a positive outcome.

Source: desertsun.com, "3 arrested during DUI checkpoint in Indio", Sherry Barkas, Sept. 28, 2014

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