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The Vallejo Police Department has announced it will conduct a driving under the influence (DUI) Checkpoint on Dec. 16 from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. at an undisclosed location.
The news release by the VPD states that “DUI checkpoint locations are determined based on data showing incidents of impaired driving-related crashes. The primary purpose of DUI checkpoints are to promote public safety by taking suspected impaired drivers off the road.”
“Impaired drivers put others on the road at significant risk,” Sgt. Rashad Hollis said in the same news release. “Any prevention measures that reduce the number of impaired drivers on our roads significantly improves traffic safety.”
In the statement, the VPD reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Some prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs may interfere with driving. While medicinal and recreational marijuana are legal, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal.
Drivers charged with a first-time DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Police have set up a checkpoint in front of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's Gulshan residence in the city tonight.
Syrul Kabir Khan, a staff of the chairperson's media wing, confirmed this to The Daily Star.
Abdul Ahad, deputy commissioner (Gulshan division) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, said as part of a drive, the number of police checkpoint was increased in Gulshan area.
"Police started setting up checkpoints in different areas of Gulshan tonight. It's part of a special drive to arrest drug peddlers, militants and criminal," the police official told this newspaper.
The Police Headquarters earlier directed the field-level officials to carry out a 15-day special drive across the country from December 1 to ward off any untoward incident ahead of the Victory Day.
Chiefs of all police units and superintendents of police in all districts have been asked to conduct the drive between December 1 and 15, according to an order sent by the operations wing of the PHQ on November 29.
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A suspected Palestinian car thief crashed a stolen vehicle through a checkpoint at the entrance of Ben Gurion Airport on Sunday morning, before he was shot by guards opening fire in response, police said in a statement.
It was the third such incident within a number of weeks.
The suspect was lightly wounded in the shooting, and police said he would be questioned after receiving medical treatment.
Police said the suspect, who had illegally entered Israel from the West Bank, stole a car from the central region of the country and drove toward the airport.
Guards at the airport noticed the car as it approached at high speed before ramming through the checkpoint and driving on the wrong side of the road.
Airport security responded by opening fire and deploying roadblocks.
Police said that the driver had endangered the safety of the guards and the general public.
Footage circulated on social media apparently showed passengers at the airport’s international terminal who were asked to lie on the ground during the course of the incident.
Ziv Hayat, who was in the terminal, told Channel 12 news that there was initial panic when the incident began.
“We didn’t know exactly what had happened so everyone ran in panic and was shouting. There was a moment of hysteria and stress and everyone lay down. I was with a group of American tourists who didn’t understand what was happening, so I had to explain it to them,” he said. “The incident ended after 20 minutes, and we were told that we could get up and continue as normal.”
There was a similar incident on October 23, when the airport was briefly put on lockdown while the suspect was on the loose.
In an almost identical incident on September 22, a Palestinian driver rammed a stolen vehicle through a security barrier at Ben Gurion Airport, causing no injuries.
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POLICE forces have once again partnered-up as part of a multi-force operation to target criminal activity in rural areas.
Operation Checkpoint, a cross-border initiative to tackle rural crime, commenced on November 22, running into the early hours of the 23rd.
On this occasion, Cumbria officers worked alongside officers from Northumbria Police, Durham Constabulary, North Yorkshire Police and Police Scotland.
During the operation 39 vehicles were stopped.
Those involved locally in supporting Operation Checkpoint include Cumbria police officers, PCSOs, special constabulary officers, and Farmwatch volunteers.
This proactive work supports officers in gaining intelligence around rural crime, deterring offending and also helps to keep the county’s roads safe.
“Operation Checkpoint is a well-established initiative that see forces work together to tackle rural crime” Chief Inspector Lee Skelton, Cumbria Constabulary’s Rural Crime Lead, said:
“Rural crime offenders will cross county boundaries to commit their crimes in their attempt to evade detection.
“By sharing information and taking action, together we are actively disrupting criminal activity which in turn makes our rural communities a safer place.
“This initiative will run again, and we continue to do all we can to stop criminals from targeting rural areas of our county.”
During the operation a 27-year-old man from Maryport, was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of Class B Drugs, Cannabis. He has since been released under investigation.
Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner Peter McCall said: “We know that rural crime can have a devastating impact on farmers and their businesses and those who live in rural areas.
“It is absolutely vital therefore that we work together with partner agencies and other Constabularies to keep crime away from our rural and farming communities across the county.
“I am pleased to see this operation and know that local residents value this work and greater police visibility in rural areas.
“I would urge the public to work with the Police and ask that they pass information on regarding anything suspicious in their rural communities to the Police.”
DULLES, Va. (WHTM) — A man from Camp Hill was cited after a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) found the man attempted to bring a loaded handgun onto his flight.
According to TSA, the man attempted to bring a loaded handgun onto his flight on Monday, Nov. 28. The 9 mm. handgun was loaded with eight bullets.
As the Cumberland County man entered the security checkpoint, the X-ray unit alerted the TSA officer to take a closer look at the contents of the man’s bag, the TSA said. TSA officials say they notified the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority police, who then confiscated the gun and cited the man on a weapons charge.
Bringing a gun to an airport checkpoint carries huge consequences. TSA officers detected 5,972 firearms on passengers or in their carry-on bags at checkpoints last year. A total of 86% of these guns were loaded, according to TSA officials.
“With the Thanksgiving holiday travel season behind us, our TSA officers remain focused on their mission to continue to stop weapons from being carried through our security checkpoints,” said Scott T. Johnson, TSA Federal Security Director for the airport. “Firearms are not permitted through a security checkpoint because passengers should not have access to a firearm during a flight. This even applies to travelers with concealed carry permits or who are enrolled in the TSA PreCheck® program. Individuals who bring their guns to a security checkpoint face a stiff federal financial civil penalty. Travelers may take their gun on their trip by packing it properly to be transported with cargo and checked baggage.”
A FORMER soldier has been convicted of killing a man during the Troubles in Northern Ireland in 1988.
David Jonathan Holden, 53, admitted firing the fatal shot that hit Aidan McAnespie, 23, at an Army checkpoint.
The victim was heading to a Gaelic football club when he was struck in the back.
Holden, an English ex-Grenadier Guardsman, claimed it was an accident as his hands were wet.
Mr Justice O’Hara KC, judge at the no-jury trial, said he should have appreciated the consequences of his actions when he pulled the trigger.
He said he was satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that Holden was guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence at Aughnacloy, Co Tyrone.
Paul Young, from the Northern Ireland Veterans Movement, said outside Belfast crown court that he was saddened by the verdict.
Mr Young, who said he understood Holden’s family would appeal, added: “For us, the witch-hunt continues.”
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NORFOLK, Va. — Transportation Security Administration officials stopped a Chesapeake man from carrying a loaded handgun onto a flight out of Norfolk International Airport on Wednesday.
In a release sent on Thursday, TSA officials said the .380 caliber handgun, which was loaded with six bullets, marked the 24th gun caught at the airport's security checkpoints so far this year, which set a new record for the airport.
In 2021, the airport reported 23 firearms that were caught at security.
(As of 11/30/22)
|Guns caught at Norfolk Airport checkpoints||14||10||21||15||12||23||24|
Officials were alerted to the gun when it set off an alarm as the man walked through the X-ray machine.
“Our officers are good at their jobs, but frankly, this is not the type of record we are looking to set. We would rather that travelers pack their guns properly for a flight. Firearms are not permitted through a security checkpoint because passengers should not have access to a firearm during a flight. This also applies to travelers with concealed carry permits or passengers who are enrolled in the TSA PreCheck® program," said Robin “Chuck” Burke, the airport's TSA Federal Security Director.
Airport officials said the case involving the Chesapeake man will be sent to the Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney which will decide if there should be any criminal charges.
The TSA is reminding travelers can travel with firearms only in checked bags if "they are properly packaged and declared at their respective airline ticket counter. They must also be unloaded, packed in a hard-sided locked case, and packed separately from ammunition. Then the locked case should be taken to the airline check-in counter to be declared. TSA has details on how to properly travel with a firearm."
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SINGAPORE – As part of an enforcement blitz near the Woodlands Checkpoint on Monday, 66 fines were issued to motorcyclists over vehicular offences.
Of these, 25 riders were fined for excessive noise emissions from their motorbikes, according to a joint statement on Tuesday by the National Environment Agency (NEA), the police and the Land Transport Authority (LTA).
Twenty-four riders were also fined for fitting their bikes with improper licence plates or flouting other technical and regulatory requirements.
Another 13 riders were fined for riding without a valid licence and using a motor vehicle without insurance coverage, and four others were fined for smoke emissions.
The sting took place near the checkpoint as part of a multi-agency effort to remind motorists to follow Singapore’s environmental and road safety regulations.
Roughly 100,000 vehicles pass through the checkpoint each day.
The authorities said that all vehicles that enter Singapore, including foreign-registered vehicles, must comply with safety and emission requirements. The licence plates on these vehicles must also be properly displayed.
Those with foreign-registered vehicles who flout the rules may face penalties or be denied entry at the land checkpoints.
Incoming riders may soon have to conduct their own tests to ensure their vehicles meet the required emission standards here. This is a new enforcement concept that the NEA intends to trial in order to better tackle the issue of pollutive motorbikes.
On Aug 25, NEA put up a tender calling for a self-testing facility to be set up at Woodlands Checkpoint. This comes as stricter emissions limits are set to kick in from April 6 next year for all foreign motorcycles, as well as local motorcycles registered before July 1, 2003.
According to the tender documents, the proposed facility will have probes that can be inserted into any motorcycle’s tailpipe to test for emissions. An emissions meter will be able to measure both hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide levels in the bike’s exhaust fumes.
Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article said 88 vehicles were inspected during the operation. The LTA has clarified that this figure refers only to vehicles checked by them.
SINGAPORE — A total of 66 fines were issued to motorcyclists near Woodlands Checkpoint for various vehicular offences, including smoke emissions, during an enforcement blitz on Monday (Nov 28).
Twenty-five of them were caught for excessive noise emissions, four did not meet smoke emission standards and 24 failed to comply with regulatory requirements such as improper licence plates.
Thirteen were found to be riding without a valid licence and using a motor vehicle without insurance coverage.
The enforcement operation was jointly carried out by the National Environment Agency (NEA), the Singapore Police Force (SPF) and the Land Transport Authority (LTA).
It is part of efforts to "remind motorists to adhere to our environmental and road safety regulations", said the three agencies in a joint media release.
"NEA, SPF and LTA will continue to conduct regular enforcement and enforcement blitzes against errant motorists."
All vehicles, including foreign-registered vehicles entering Singapore, must comply with safety and emission requirements.
The country will tighten emission standards from Apr 6, 2023, for local motorcycles registered before Jul 1, 2003, as well as all foreign-registered motorcycles.
"Reducing vehicle exhaust and noise emissions will help to achieve and sustain a clean and healthy living environment in Singapore," said the agencies.
"Foreign motorists entering Singapore with their vehicles are urged to play their part to keep our environment clean and safe."
As for vehicle licence plates, they must be properly displayed. Motorists with foreign-registered vehicles that breach the rules may face penalties and be denied entry to Singapore at the land checkpoints. CNA
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