Elk Grove Police to
conduct DUI checkpoint

The Elk Grove Police Department will conduct a sobriety and drivers license checkpoint on Saturday March 19, 2011 from 8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m...

The Elk Grove Police Department will conduct a sobriety and drivers license checkpoint on Saturday March 19, 2011 from 8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. In an effort to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes, sobriety checkpoints are conducted to identify offenders and get them off the street, as well as educate the public on the dangers of impaired driving.

Traffic volume and weather permitting, all vehicles may be checked and drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs will be arrested. The public is encouraged to help keep roadways safe by calling 911 if they see a suspected impaired driver.

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Insania said...

Here we go again, another 1.5% of all drivers In Elk Grove this evening will have been arrested for DUI, and another 2-4 vehicles impounded indefinitely for lack-of-whatever registration/proper licensing, etc.

I'm surprised that the EGPD can't do this 3-4 nights a week, can't support their enforcement costs with fines levied, what with all the Elk Grovians who choose to drive under the influence. The fines the city receives from 2-3 arrests each night (and from 1-2 actual convictions) easily covers the costs of such checkpoints, based on my back of the envelope calcs.

Especially when you offest the costs to human lives and property these checkpoints avoid that aren't considered in the enforcement equation. I say let's do this every weekend.

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