Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Sobriety and Driver's License Checkpoint/Patrols

News Release:  Sobriety & Driver’s License Checkpoint & Roving DUI Patrol
March 16th & 17th, 2013
The Arcadia Police Department Traffic Bureau will be out in force this St. Patrick’s Day weekend specifically looking for impaired drivers.  Members of the Traffic Bureau will staff a sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint on Saturday, March 16th and will also conduct roving DUI patrols on Sunday March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day.
The goal of our collective enforcement efforts this weekend is to promote public safety and increase awareness of the dangers associated with drinking and driving.  This will be accomplished by providing a highly visible enforcement and publicity campaign, in order to deter intoxicated drivers from getting behind the wheel and driving.  Through these efforts, we also seek to reduce the number of injuries and deaths associated with collisions involving intoxicated drivers.
We would like to remind the public of the dangers associated with drinking and driving.  It simply is not worth it to drive while impaired.  Be responsible and use a sober designated driver.  Remember, “Friends don’t let friend’s drive while impaired.”
Jan’s Towing provides a no cost “Don’t Drive Drunk” detour program, 365 days a year, and will provide a free lift home for drivers and their vehicles up to 7 miles in their service area.  Call (626) 334-1383 for more information.
Don’t forget to visit the Arcadia Police Department News & Information Blog or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Nixle for other pertinent news and information.  Remember, the solution begins with you! 
 Robert T. Guthrie, Chief of Police
 By:  Brett Bourgeous, Traffic Sergeant
(626) 574-5475

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