Thursday, February 20, 2014

DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint this Saturday, February 22, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                        February 22, 2014
Upcoming DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint 

The Arcadia Police Department will hold a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint in the city limits during the evening hours of Saturday, February 22nd.  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, 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.  It simply is not worth it to drive while impaired.  Remember, “Friends don’t let friend’s drive while impaired.”

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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