Expect more checkpoints and increased patrols for the July 4 holiday weekend.
California law enforcement officials in every county are running an intensive
campaign to prevent drunken driving and underage drinking for the long
California Highway Patrol Assistant Chief John Antillon said drivers who
plan to drink better have a designated driver. In addition to DUI checkpoints,
some counties are using roving sobriety patrols and stricter enforcement
of house-party laws and warn partiers that if they drink and drive and
are caught, they could be spending more time in the county jail than would
normally occur before they can be bailed out simply due to the longer
weekend. Getting arrested Wednesday evening could mean four days in jail
before bail is set on Monday.