FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 21, 2014
Released by: Lt. Bob Dunn, Contact: (714) 497-6330
Subject: Designate A Driver: Anaheim Police Plan a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint and Saturation Patrols this Friday and Saturday.
The Anaheim Police Department Traffic Detail will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint in the 1500 Block of South State College Blvd. along with special DUI Roving Saturation Patrols this Friday and Saturday.
- Roving DUI Saturation Patrol will be deployed on Friday, August 22, from 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.
- DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint is set for Saturday, August 23, from 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.
Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 12 lives and resulted in 418 injury crashes harming more than 650 of our friends and neighbors in Anaheim. During the same time, there were 1,649 DUI arrests in Anaheim.
In California, this deadly crime led to 802 deaths because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Alcohol and drug-impaired deaths still make up the largest category of overall vehicle fatalities in 2012 with 29 percent of all deaths caused by a drunk driver. A DUI checkpoint is a proven effective method to lower these numbers. Additionally, drivers will be checked to ensure that they have a valid driver’s license. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving.
The Anaheim Police Department reminds everyone that they can assist in preventing this crime from ever occurring. If you are planning a gathering or celebration with alcohol included, or if you are out on the town, plan ahead and designate a non-drinking sober driver. A DUI and drug-impaired arrest can cost $10,000 or more, including time in jail, the loss or your driver’s license, and high insurance rates.
These enforcement efforts are funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Remember, everyone is encouraged to help keep our roadways safe; Report Drunk Drivers – Call 911!
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PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE
425 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 765-1521 Fax: (714) 765-1554
Raul Quezada, Chief of Police