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Pasadena Police Department Targets Impaired Drivers with DUI Checkpoint

Pasadena Police Department Targets
Impaired Drivers with DUI Checkpoint
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
– The Pasadena Police Department Traffic Unit will conduct a DUI checkpoint on Friday, July 20, between 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk or impaired driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for the public.
Officers will contact drivers who pass through the checkpoint, looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail time, license suspension, insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, court probation and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.
All too often, members of our community are injured or killed on local roadways by impaired drivers. “Over the course of the past year, DUI collisions have claimed 2 lives and resulted in 80 wrecks, injuring 40 of our friends and neighbors in Pasadena” said Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez.
This DUI checkpoint is an effort to reduce those tragedies. A major component of these checkpoints is the deterrent effect it has on those who may be inclined to consume alcohol or drugs, and then drive a motor vehicle.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results, in comparison to other DUI enforcement strategies.
Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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July 19, 2012

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