PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE
Raul Quezada, Chief of Police
PRESS RELEASE, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22, 2015
Released by: Lt. Eric Trapp, Contact: (714) 497-5305
Subject: Anaheim Police Department DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint and Saturation DUI Patrols
The Anaheim Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on Lincoln Avenue at Anaheim Boulevard in addition to special DUI Roving Saturation Patrols during the Memorial Day weekend.
DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint will be in operation beginning Friday, May 22, from 8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.
Roving DUI Saturation Patrols will be conducted on Saturday May 23, and Sunday May 24 from 8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.
During the past three years in Anaheim, DUI collisions have claimed seven lives and resulted in 405 injury crashes. In California, this deadly crime led to 802 deaths because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Alcohol and drug-impaired deaths made 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 wishes to remind 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 an drug-impaired arrest can costs up to $10,000 and include 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!