The Sacramento Police Department will conduct a sobriety and drivers license checkpoint on Friday, May 1, 2009, at Del Paso Boulevard and El Camino Avenue. It will begin at 9:00 p.m. and run for 4-6 hours. Traffic flowing through the checkpoint will be contacted by uniformed officers, who will be checking for alcohol and/or drug-impaired drivers. Officers will also check to make sure all drivers have a valid driver's license.
The purpose of the checkpoint is to promote public safety; increase awareness of the dangers associated with drinking and driving, and serves as a deterrent to potential impaired and unlicensed drivers.
If there is inclement weather the officers assigned to this operation will conduct roving patrol for impaired drivers in lieu of a checkpoint.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Please direct any inquiries to Sergeant David Hargadon at (916) 808-6069. Media is encouraged to attend the checkpoint in an effort to spread awareness about the impacts of drinking and driving.