The Sacramento Police Department will conduct a sobriety and drivers license checkpoint on Friday, May 8, 2009, in the north area of the City. 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.
Approximately two hours prior to the implementation of the checkpoint, there will be a press release specifying the location and approximate duration of the operation.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.