July 6th, 2013
The Arcadia Police Department will be hosting a multi-agency sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint on Saturday night July 6th, 2013, in accordance with a grant issued and administered by the Glendora Police Department from the Office of Traffic Safety, as part of the AVOID the 100 DUI Campaign, East-Los Angeles County. Participants will include officers and personnel from the Arcadia, El Monte, Monrovia, and Baldwin Park School Police Departments. The checkpoint will be held at an undisclosed location in Arcadia.
One of the goals of the checkpoint 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. Give the gift of life this holiday weekend and celebrate responsibly by using 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.
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Robert T. Guthrie, Chief of Police
By: Brett Bourgeous, Traffic Sergeant