The Sacramento Police Department will conduct a sobriety and drivers license checkpoint on Friday, November 18, 2011, in the area of Florin Road and Franklin Blvd. It will begin at 8:00 p.m. and run until 2:00 a.m. 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.
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 Chris Prince at (916) 808-6069. Media is encouraged to attend the checkpoint in an effort to spread awareness about the impacts of drinking and driving.
(Due to the possibility of inclement weather, the checkpoint may be turned into a citywide DUI saturation patrol.)