Elk Grove Police to Conduct DUI, License Checkpoint Tonight

Elk Grove Partners in National DUI Campaign: Chief Lehner seeks community's help, support The Elk Grove Police Department announced its ...



Elk Grove Partners in National DUI Campaign: Chief Lehner seeks community's help, support


The Elk Grove Police Department announced its officers will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint this Friday, partnering with thousands of other law enforcement agencies throughout the country.

The message is that drunk driving won’t be tolerated. If you drive drunk, the police looking for you. If you’re over the limit and we catch you, you will be arrested.

The Elk Grove Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Friday, September 4, 2009 targeting those who still don’t heed the message to designate a sober driver before their first drink is taken.


“Statewide, DUI deaths fell 9 percent to 1,029 in 2008. Credit for the drop in DUI deaths goes to law enforcement, state and local agencies, Mothers Against Drunk Driving and other safety advocates," said Christopher Murphy, Director of the California Office of Traffic Safety. "In addition, the people of California have come together to address this deadly problem and are now seeing results. As positive as these figures are, though, we can never let up until we achieve our goal of zero deaths."

“Drunk driving is simply not worth the risk. Not only do you risk killing yourself or someone else, but the trauma and financial costs of a crash or an arrest for impaired driving can be significant,” Elk Grove Police Chief Robert Lehner said. “Violators will face jail time, the loss of their driver’s license, higher insurance rates, attorney fees, time away from work, and dozens of other expenses. So don’t take the chance. Remember, if you are caught over the limit, you will be placed under arrest.”

“Law enforcement everywhere is asking for the community’s help; if you see a Drunk Driver – Call 911,” Chief Lehner said. “In addition to this checkpoint I’ve asked everyone in my department to focus additional efforts toward removing an impaired driver during the campaign period and everyday they are on patrol.”


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