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. 20120615-082
Friday, June 15, 2012

Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification

“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”

The Sacramento Police Department will be conducting a sobriety and drivers license checkpoint on Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Power Inn Rd/Elder Creek Rd.  It will begin at 8:00 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.

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. Remember, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Report Drunk Drivers. Call 911. 

"The summer months traditionally see a rise in DUI deaths and injuries," said Chris Murphy, Director of the California Office of Traffic Safety.  "Let's turn this trend around in 2012.  Take measures to use a designated sober driver and call 9-1-1 to report a suspected drunk driver should you witness the tale-tale signs of impairment; such as weaving, crossing the center line, or a driver slow to start when the signal light turns green."

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 or Officer Luis Canela at (916) 808-6767. 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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