Seatbelt Violation Leads to DUI Arrest

by Placerville Newswire / Sep 08, 2019 / comments

<CHP – Placerville>

We don’t just respond to DUI collisions, we do our best to prevent them from occurring...

One of our officers was working on Pleasant Valley Rd in downtown Diamond Springs this afternoon in response to traffic complaints and spotted this driver not wearing a seatbelt traveling the opposite way. (About half of our fatalities this year haven’t been wearing belts). The officer turned around and also noticed some issues with their driving. 

Once the stop was made the officer saw indicators that the driver had been consuming alcohol prior to driving. A few field sobriety tests later and the driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI and taken to the El Dorado County Jail.

We make DUI arrests frequently, you just don’t always hear about it. Often it is someone who thought they could make it to their destination despite the way they were feeling. Unfortunately as we have seen, many don’t make it and end up victimizing innocent people.

Have a plan in place for your safe travels before you have your first drink.

September 8 at 10:48 PM ·