Friday, December 19, 2008

Folsom PD To Conduct DUI Checkpoint

The Folsom Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on
Friday December 19, 2008, from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m., in Folsom . In an effort to reduce the
number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes, DUI checkpoints are
conducted to identify offenders and get them off the street, as well as educate the public
on the dangers of impaired driving.

All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on local
roadways by impaired drivers. This DUI/Drivers License checkpoint is an effort to
reduce those tragedies, as well as insuring drivers have a valid driver’s license. A major
component of these checkpoints is to increase awareness of the dangers of impaired
driving and to encourage sober designated drivers.

A DUI checkpoint is a proven effective method for achieving this goal. By publicizing
these enforcement and education efforts, the Folsom Police Department believes
motorists can be deterred from drinking and driving.

Traffic volume and weather permitting, all vehicles may be checked and drivers who are
under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs will be arrested. Our objective is to send a
clear message to those who are considering driving a motor vehicle after consuming
alcohol and/or drugs – Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest. The public is
encouraged to help keep roadways safe by calling 911 if they see a suspected impaired
driver.

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