Sacramento Police to Conduct DUI, License Checkpoint Tonight at Announced Location
April 22, 2017 |
The Sacramento Police Department announced they will be conducting a DUI and drivers licnese checlpoint on the starting on the evening of Saturday, April 22.
The checkpoint will start at 7:30 p.m. and will run for five to seven hours. The checkpoint will be conducted at Power Inn Road near Elder Creek Road. Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment with officers checking drivers for proper licensing; delaying motorists only momentarily.
The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized DUI checkpoints and proactive DUI patrols are conducted routinely.
In California, this deadly crime led to 802 deaths and nearly 24,000 serious injuries in 2012 because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Nationally, the latest data shows nearly 10,000 were killed by an impaired driver.
Funding for this checkpoint is provided to the Sacramento Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1’.