The Sacramento Police Department will conduct a sobriety and drivers license checkpoint on Friday, June 4, 2010, at Marysville Boulevard and Harris Avenue. It will begin at 8:30 p.m. and run for 5-7 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.
This is the second of five sobriety operations under the campaign "Live Beyond Graduation." The campaign aims to safeguard the lives of our graduating high school seniors, promote traffic safety within the City of Sacramento, remove DUI drivers from our streets, educate the motoring public of the dangers associated with drinking and driving/driving while under the influence of drugs.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The checkpoint will convert to a saturation patrol if there is inclement weather.
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.