News Release: Upcoming DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint and DUI Saturation Patrol
The Arcadia Police Department will host a multi-agency DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint during the evening hours of Saturday, December 21st, as part of the AVOID the 100 DUI Task Force. This checkpoint will be conducted during the California Office of Traffic Safety's "December DUI Crackdown", which runs from December 13th thru December 31st. Additionally, this is one of four, multi-agency AVOID the 100 Task Force operations scheduled in our region during this time frame. The checkpoint on Saturday will be at an undisclosed location in the City of Arcadia.
One of the goals of our enforcement activity this holiday season 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 collision 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 driver while impaired. Give the gift of life this holiday season and celebrate responsibly by using a sober designated driver. Remember, "Friends don't let friends 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!
Funding for this operation is provided from the California Officer of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Report Drunk Drivers, Call 9-1-1!
Robert T. Guthrie
Chief of Police
by: Brett Bourgeous