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Memorial Day weekend checkpoints / Retenes del fin de semana del Día Memorial (28-31/may/2

by Checkpoint response Friday, May. 28, 2010 at 2:05 PM

Memorial Day weekend checkpoints / Retenes del fin de semana del Día Memorial (28-31/may/2010)

OJO: Ésta no es una lista comprensiva. Siempre hay más retenes que los que se anuncian. Es importante siempre tener mucho cuidado al salir manejando, especialmente las noches de fines de semana festivos. Si usted mira un retén, favor de hacer saber a su organización comunitaria y a los miembros de su comunidad. Si le sea posible, un plantón a una cuadra del retén es muy eficaz para avisar a los conductores sin licencia. Se recomienda que no salga a protestar o a avisar a solas sino en grupo, y que se equipen con cámaras para documentar cualquier abuso que ocurra. También es importante respetar las leyes que prohiben bloquear las aceras o pisar en la calle. Si tienen un organismo comunitario, muchas veces, se lo puede utilizar para exigir cambios de política a nivel municipal. Mientras tanto, ¡sigamos fuerte en resistencia!

CAUTION: This is not a comprehensive list. There are always more checkpoints than are announced. It is important to always take great care when driving, especially at night on holiday weekends. If you see a checkpoint, please alert your local community organization and the members of your community. If possible, a standing protest a block ahead of the checkpoint is very effective for alerting unlicensed drivers. It is not recommended to do this alone--a group is preferable, and equipment such as cameras is important to document any abuses that may occur. It is also important to respect the laws prohibiting blocking the sidewalk and standing in the street. If there is a community entity in your area, it can often be used to demand policy changes at the local level. Meanwhile, let's keep up the resistance!

Memorial Day weekend...
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"Durante el fin de semana" / "During the weekend"

CALVERT COUNTY (MD) - "The Maryland State Police, Prince Frederick Barrack, will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint during the Memorial Day weekend." (

CLEVELAND (OH) - "Police will operate a driver's license checkpoint to deter and arrest unlicensed drivers between 7 p.m. and midnight at East 105th Street and Superior Avenue." (

LAS CRUCES (NM) - "The Las Cruces Police Department has scheduled at least one sobriety checkpoint within city limits during the Memorial Day weekend, May 28-31." (

LAS VEGAS (NV) - "This weekend's checkpoints will be active from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. The locations will be at Flamingo Road and Hospitality Circle beginning Friday; Boulder Highway and Desert Inn Road beginning Saturday; and Charleston Boulevard and Decatur Boulevard beginning Saturday." (

POTTER COUNTY (PA) - "State police from the Denton Hill barracks have announced that they will be setting up a checkpoint somewhere in Potter County over Memorial Day weekend to randomly stop motorists and look for signs of intoxication." (

TENNESSEE - "THP is putting out 70 check points in the state over the weekend." (

YORK COUNTY (PA) - "A drunken-driving checkpoint will be held sometime Memorial Day weekend in York County...sometime between 6 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Monday." (

Jueves / Thursday (27/may)

PASADENA (CA) - "The checkpoint will be held from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m." (

Viernes / Friday (28/may)

ALTADENA (CA) - "The California Highway Patrol plans to set up a sobriety checkpoint on Friday evening on Lake Avenue from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m." (

BARTOW (FL) - "The safety checks will be held between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. in the 1700 block of the southbound lane of North Broadway Avenue." (

BEREA (OH) - "The Berea Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint beginning at 11 p.m. Friday." (

BRISTOL (CT) - "Bristol Police Department will be conduct a DUI sobriety checkpoint on Route 229 from 7 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday." (

CHINO (CA) - "Checkpoints are scheduled for Friday night in Chino Hills and Chino, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said." (

CHINO HILLS (CA) - "Checkpoints are scheduled for Friday night in Chino Hills and Chino, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said." (

COACHELLA VALLEY (CA) - "The Riverside County Sheriff's Department will hold a DUI checkpoint 2 p.m. to midnight Friday in the Southern Coachella Valley Community Services District, which includes Mecca, Thermal, Vista Santa Rosa and Oasis." (

COLORADO SPRINGS (CO) - "Local law enforcement agencies are together conducting sobriety checkpoints on Friday, May 28 at the start of the Memorial Day weekend." (

COTATI (CA) - "a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint will be set up from 4 p.m. Friday to midnight or so in Cotati." (

CROMWALL (CT) - "Police will conduct a DWI checkpoint on Route 372 Friday evening into early Saturday morning. The checkpoint will be conducted from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. along the stretch of the road between Willowbrook and Coles roads" (

DANBURY (CT) - "The checkpoint will be set up in an undisclosed location Friday at 7 p.m. and will continue until Saturday morning at 3." (

DESERT HOT SPRINGS (CA) - "Desert Hot Springs police plan to have a checkpoint at Palm Drive and Park Lane from 8 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday" (

FOLSOM - "The Folsom Police Department will conduct a DUI checkpoint beginning at 7 p.m. Friday and running to 3 a.m. at an undisclosed location within the city limits" (

FORT COLLINS (CO) - "Fort Collins police and the Larimer County DUI Taskforce will conduct a checkpoint." (

GARDEN CITY (KS) - "The department says the checkpoint will be in a "high-traffic area" between 1:00 and 4:00 Friday." (

GEORGETOWN (OH) - "The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced Thursday that an OVI checkpoint will be held in Brown County Friday evening May 28. The location of the checkpoint will be announced Friday morning." (

HIGHLAND (CA) - "The Highland Police Department will be conducting a DUI checkpoint May 28 from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Baseline and Central Avenue." (

HOLLYWOOD (FL) - "The location of the checkpoint will be in the 4500 block of U.S. 441, just north of Griffin Road, in Hollywood." (

HUDSON (NH) - "It will run from 9 p.m. Friday through 3 a.m. Saturday, and again at 9 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday." (

LA PUENTE (CA) - "Deputies will stop motorists at a checkpoint Friday to search for drunken drivers and valid driver's licenses." (

LEE COUNTY (FL) - "A DUI sobriety checkpoint is scheduled for this weekend, beginning Friday, May 28, 2010." (

LEVY COUNTY (FL) - "The checkpoint will be on County Road 345 near County Road 347 and will be in operation between about 10 p.m. Friday until 2 a.m. Saturday." (

MALIBU (CA) - "the local Sheriff's station and a local highway safety group gear up to increase enforcement and safety precautions, starting with a DUI checkpoint on Pacific Coast Highway this Friday evening" (

PANAMA CITY BEACH (FL) - "The checkpoint will start on May 28, 2010, at 9:00 PM and end May 29, 2010 at 2:00 AM. The Roadside Safety Checkpoint will take place on State Road 79 near School Drive north of Panama City Beach, FL in Bay County." (

POINT PLEASANT (WV) - "The checkpoint will take place between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. at the 400 block of Viand St./W.Va. 62 in Point Pleasant." (

POWAY (CA) - "On the night of 5/28/10, between the hours of 7:00 PM and 2:30 AM, deputies from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, Poway Sheriff’s Station will be conducting a DUI Checkpoint in the city of Poway." (

SHELTON (CT) - "The Shelton Police Department will conduct a DUI enforcement checkpoint on Friday, May 28, 2010 from 6:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. The roadblock will be conducted at Bridgeport Avenue in the area between Blacks Hill Road and the Commuter Lot, and/or Howe Ave at Cornell St." (

UNION BEACH (NJ) - "The checkpoint will be run from 11 p.m. Friday through 3 a.m. Saturday on Route 36." (

VICTORVILLE (CA) - "A checkpoint is planned for 6 p.m. Friday in Victorville but a specific location has not been released." (

WAYNE COUNTY (IN) - "The Indiana State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint Friday evening in Wayne County " (

Sábado / Saturday (29/may)

APPLE VALLEY (CA) - "Law enforcement in Yucaipa, Apple Valley and Redlands have set checkpoints for Saturday night." (

CHINO (CA) - "The Chino Police Department will conduct a sobriety and driver's license checkpoint on Saturday, May 29th from approximately 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m." (

HUDSON (NH) - "It will run from 9 p.m. Friday through 3 a.m. Saturday, and again at 9 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday." (

LAYTON (UT) - "The traffic checkpoint ... will be conducted from 9 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday at Hillfield Road and Interstate 15" (

NORCO (CA) - "The Norco Office of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department will conduct a DUI/Driver’s License Safety checkpoint in Norco on May 29, 2010, from 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m." (

REDLANDS (CA) - "The Redlands police checkpoint will be on Orange Street south of Pearl Avenue from 10:30 p.m. Saturday until 3 a.m. Sunday, police said." (

TRACY (CA) - "a checkpoint will be enforced somewhere in the city from 7 p.m. Saturday, May 29, to 3 a.m. Sunday, May 30." (

UNION TOWNSHIP (OH) - "A sobriety checkpoint aimed at cracking down on the number of drunk drivers over the Memorial Day weekend will be held in the Union Township area of central Fayette County on Saturday." (

WASCO (CA) - "The check point will begin at 6:00 p.m. and conclude at 12:00 a.m." (

YUCAIPA (CA) - "Law enforcement in Yucaipa, Apple Valley and Redlands have set checkpoints for Saturday night." (

Domingo / Sunday (30/may)

OCEANSIDE (CA) - "The location of the checkpoint was not disclosed, but police said it will run from about 8 p.m. Sunday to 3 a.m. Monday." (

SANTA ROSA BEACH (FL) - "The Checkpoint will be on Sunday, May 30, starting at midnight and concluding at 4:00 AM." (

Lunes / Monday (31/may)

GLENDALE (AZ) - "The West Valley DUI Task Force will be holding a DUI checkpoint from 3 to 8 p.m. Memorial Day at Castle Hot Springs Road at the Lake Pleasant entrance." (

LAS VEGAS (NV) - "Monday will include two checkpoints, one at Boulder Highway and Flamingo Road, and another at Boulder Highway and Desert Inn Road." (

WHITE COUNTY (TN) - "A driver license checkpoint will be conducted in White County, on May 31, in the evening hours, on Highway 70 East, at Flat Rock Road." (

Fin de semana próximo / Next week

EAST PASADENA (CA) - "On Friday June 4, the CHP will also have a sobriety checkpoint set up on Colorado Boulevard in the unincorporated area of East Pasadena." (
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