Tuesday, January 28, 2014

OTS Grant Funded DUI Patrols this Weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                             January 31, 2014
Upcoming DUI Patrol

The Arcadia Police Department will be out in force this coming weekend and will conduct (2) DUI Patrols in the City of Arcadia during the evening hours of Friday, January 31st and Sunday Feb 2nd, 2014.  The Arcadia Police Department recently 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/patrols, specialized enforcement efforts and public awareness. 
One of the goals of our enforcement activity 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.  Enjoy spending time with family and friends this weekend watching the big game, but remember; if you want to be an MVP, don’t drink and drive! 

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 a grant administered by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Robert T. Guthrie
Chief of Police

By: Brett Bourgeous
Traffic Sergeant

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