Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
Pasadena Police Department’s Traffic Unit will conduct a DUI checkpoint on May 4, 2012, in the City of Pasadena between the hours of 7:00 PM and 3:00 AM. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and at the same time provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.
Officers will contact drivers who pass through the checkpoint looking specifically for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail time, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, court probation and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.
All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on local roadways by impaired drivers. “Over the course of the past twelve months there have been sixty-two DUI collisions in the City of Pasadena which have claimed two lives and resulted in the injury of twenty-seven other people. Our officers are absolutely committed to getting the impaired drivers off our streets, so that another family does not have to suffer through a tragic, senseless loss or injury to a loved one.” says Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez.
This DUI checkpoint is part of an ongoing effort to reduce those tragedies from occurring. A major component of checkpoints is the deterrent effect it has on those who might drive drunk or drug impaired. The checkpoints are also intended to increase awareness, public safety, and encourage everyone to use sober designated drivers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies.
Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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For More Information:
Lt. Randell Taylor (626) 744-7159
Watch Commander (626) 744-4620