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. 20120803-106
Friday, August 03, 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, August 4, 2012, at 5th Street and L Street. 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. 

Law enforcement region-wide are asking for everyone's support this summer:

  • Arrange rides home for your friends, family, co-workers and yourself before the drinking begins
  • Those hosting celebrations and servers must limit drinks to your guests or patrons.  Don't serve more than one or two over several hours.
  • Identify and provide free non-alcoholic drinks to designated drivers
  • Cut back on the amount of drinks you plan to bring to the party - and provide plenty of food.
  • If you see dangerous driving, Report Drunk Drivers - Call 9-1-1!

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.

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

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