A lady suspected of a San Diego DUI / drunk driving is hospitalized with substantial injuries that she suffered when her vehicle crashed not too far from the San Diego county superior court.

The woman was driving westbound in the 500 block of Eucalyptus Avenue around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday when she allegedly failed to negotiate a curve and drove off the roadway, according to San Diego DUI criminal defense lawyers. The vehicle sideswiped three trees and a telephone pole before coming to rest against the back fence at Lincoln Middle School. The woman was found trapped and unconscious behind the wheel. Luckily, firefighters used the Jaws of Life to free the woman, then paramedics flew her to the hospital.

In other news for north of San Diego, California Drunk Driving law enforcement agencies are planning DUI and driver’s license checkpoints on Friday, May 15.

Truckee Police, California Highway Patrol, and Grass Valley Police are ramping up their efforts for the summer tourist season. The planned checkpoint will screen drivers for driving under the influence and having valid drivers licenses, according to a press release. Truckee Police will also run a “Click it or Ticket” campaign between May 18 and 31 aggressively enforcing seatbelt laws.

Officers from the Norco Office of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department will conduct a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint in Norco on May 23, 2009, from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. joining the efforts of Avoid the 30 DUI Task Force officers throughout the county combining resources. Law Enforcement is sending a unified message this Memorial Day weekend to holiday travelers, college graduates and communities enjoying local festivities that drunk driving won’t be tolerated. If you drive drunk, they will be looking for you. If you’re over the limit, you will be arrested.

This California DUI checkpoint is part of the City of Norco’s effort to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol-involved collisions and in collisions with unlicensed drivers. Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Traffic volume and weather permitting, all vehicles will be checked and drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs will be arrested. Our objective is to send a clear message to those who are considering driving a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol and/or drugs. The public is encouraged to help keep the roadways safe by calling 911 if they see a drunk driver.

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