FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 26, 2013
Upcoming DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint & DUI Saturation Patrol
The Arcadia Police Department will hold a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint during the evening hours of Saturday, December 28th and a DUI Saturation Patrol on December 31st, 2013. Said enforcement efforts will be conducted during the California Office of Traffic Safety’s “December DUI Crackdown,” which runs from December 13th thru December 31st. Additionally, members of the Arcadia Police Department will participate in 4 multi-agency DUI task force operations as part of the AVOID 100 program during this same time frame.
Earlier this year, the Arcadia Police Department received two grants from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program aimed at preventing deaths and injuries on our roadways, through the use of DUI checkpoints, specialized enforcement efforts and public awareness.
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 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 season and celebrate responsibly by using a sober designated driver. Remember, “Friends don’t let friend’s drive while impaired.”
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Funding for these operations is provided from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Report Drunk Drivers. Call 9-1-1!
Robert T. Guthrie
By: Brett Bourgeous