Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Roseville Police Conducting DUI & Driver's License Checkpoint

The Roseville Police Department will conduct a sobriety and driver's license checkpoint on Friday evening, July 17, in an undisclosed location where a significant number of DUI-related collisions and DUI arrests have occurred. Officers will screen all drivers passing through the checkpoint for sobriety and for a valid driver's license. Drivers found to be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs will be arrested, and unlicensed drivers will be cited or arrested.

"DUI arrests are embarassing and expensive, but easy to prevent," said Roseville Police Chief Mike Blair. "If you're drinking, hand your keys over to a designed driver, or call a taxi or sober friend for a ride home. Don't risk an arrest ---or worse, a serious injury or even death."

The Roseville Police Department investigated 64 DUI-related collisions between January and May, in which 32 people were injured and one was killed. The department conducts nightly DUI enforcement and periodic high-visibility checkpoints in order to prevent such needless tragedies.

Funding for Roseville's DUI enforcement efforts are provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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