Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sobriety Checkpoint this Weekend

Incident: Memorial Day Weekend “AVOID 100” DUI Checkpoint

Date / Time of Press Release: May 25, 2011 – 10:00PM

The Arcadia Police Department, with the assistance of San Gabriel Valley allied police agencies, will conduct a sobriety and drivers license checkpoint at an undisclosed location in the City of Arcadia on Saturday, May 28, 2011 as part of the “AVOID 100” DUI Prevention Task Force. The checkpoint will begin at 6:00 PM and conclude at 2:00 AM. Traffic flowing through the checkpoint will be contacted by uniformed officers, who will be checking for alcohol and/or drug-impaired drivers. Officers will also check to make sure drivers have valid driver’s licenses.

The purpose of the checkpoint is to promote public safety and increase awareness of the dangers associated with drinking and driving. The use of checkpoints has proven to serve as an effective deterrent to drivers who are impaired and or unlicensed.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Please direct any inquiries to Sergeant Brett Bourgeous at (626) 574-5475.


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