City of Sacramento Police Department

SAMUEL D. SOMERS JR.
Chief of Police
5770 Freeport Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA  95822-3516

(916) 808-0800
Fax : (916) 808-0818
www.sacpd.org

MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20090729-160
Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification

“Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest”

The Sacramento Police Department will conduct a sobriety and drivers license checkpoint on Friday, July 31, 2009, in the south area of the City. 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.

Approximately four hours prior to the implementation of the checkpoint, there will be a press release specifying the location and approximate duration of the operation.

Funding for these programs is 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.

Sacramento Police Media Relations · (916) 808-0808 · spdpio@pd.cityofsacramento.org

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