The Sacramento Police Department will conduct a sobriety and drivers license checkpoint on Friday, June 8, 2012, at Broadway and 21st Street. It will begin at 8:00 p.m. and run for 5-7 hours. This checkpoint will be dedicated to the victims of injury and fatal DUI collisions that have occurred in our city. With the assistance of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and the Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Sacramento, we will have a dedication ceremony and additional education materials/media on hand.
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 will serve as a deterrent to potential impaired and unlicensed drivers. Remember, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Report Drunk Drivers by calling 911.
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 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.