Sobriety (DUI) Drivers/License Checkpoint
July 14, 2011
Whittier, CA. – On Friday, July 15, 2011, the Whittier Police Department will conduct a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint. The checkpoint will be conducted in the area of Lambert Rd and Washington Bl, in the City of Whittier. The time of the checkpoint will be 7:00 PM to 3:00 AM.
A major component of the checkpoints, beyond taking dangerous drivers off the road, is to increase awareness of the consequences of impaired driving and to encourage using sober designated drivers. A DUI checkpoint is a proven effective method for achieving this goal. By publicizing these enforcement and education efforts, Whittier Police Department believes motorists are deterred from drinking and driving when they know that the DUI crackdowns are underway.
The checkpoint and other enforcement efforts are part of the Whittier Police Department’s grant project for “DUI Enforcement and Awareness Program.” Officers will also be checking for those who are driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license as well as those who are unlicensed. Any motorist found driving without a valid license may have their vehicle impounded for 30 days and be issued a citation.
The funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Whittier Police reminds everyone to please, help make your community safe; if you see a Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1.”
For further information, please contact Sgt. Rob Hanson at 562-567-567-9256.