Palm Desert Police Department Targets Impaired Drivers with Checkpoint
The Palm Desert Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Driver's License checkpoint on Saturday, September 3, 2011 from 8:00 PM to 2:00 AM, within the city of Palm Desert. 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 ensuring 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 Palm Desert 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.
Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration who reminds everyone to please Report Drunk Driving by calling 911.
Press Release: Sobriety / Driver's License Checkpoint
Agency: Palm Desert Police
Station Area: Palm Desert
Written Date: August 31, 2011 Time: 4:30 PM
Incident Date: September 3, 2011 Time: 8:00 PM
Incident Location: City of Palm Desert
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Dave Adams
File Number(s): N/A