Senseless to alert drunk drivers
I read with great interest the article in the Monday, Sept. 19 issue of the Press Democrat a caption, "DUI crackdown controversy, early warming or not?" referring to the checkpoints being conducted by the police officials randomly throughout the Petaluma-Santa Rosa area.
It seems a Santa Rosa legislator is trying to push passage of a bill by Democratic Assemblyman Michael Allen, and now before Gov. Brown, which would require a 48-hour notification of a checkpoint's general location. This seems to me rather senseless and would certainly hamper efforts to catch drunk drivers at checkpoints. What would the drunk drivers do but go somewhere so they couldn't be stopped? That's if they weren't too drunk.
We read in the newspapers and on television of so many accidents and fatalities due to drunk drivers. Some of these drunk drivers have had numerous citations already. We've got to do all we can to keep them off the roads. We should all support the efforts of these police officials. I, for one, do not want to share the roads/freeways with these drunk drivers. Let me walk or get a bicycle.
One more comment, I cannot help but wonder if Assemblyman Michael Allen has any young drivers in his family whom he should be teaching to drive sensibly?