FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 13, 2015
Released by: Lt. Bob Dunn, Contact: (714) 497-6330
Subject: DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Tonight / DUI Patrols This Month
The Anaheim Police Department Traffic Detail will be conducting a DUI/Driver License checkpoint at Santa Ana Canyon / Imperial Highway tonight. Also, there will be special DUI Roving Saturation Patrols during the month of February.
- DUI/Driver License Checkpoint is set for Friday, February 13, from 7:00 PM to 3:00 AM.
- Roving DUI Saturation Patrols will be deploying on February 13, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 27, and 28 between 7:00 PM and 3:00 AM.
During the past three years in Anaheim alone, DUI collisions have claimed 13 lives and resulted in 1,012 crashes harming 404 of our friends and neighbors.
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. DUI checkpoints are a proven effective method to lower these numbers. Additionally, drivers will be checked to ensure that they have a valid driver license. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving.
Law enforcement reminds everyone that they can assist in preventing this crime from ever occurring. If you are planning a gathering or celebration, where there is alcohol, plan ahead and designate a non-drinking sober driver. A DUI and drug-impaired arrest can costs up to $10,000 or even more, including time in jail, the loss or your driver 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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