|Roseville Police Department||1051 Junction Blvd.|
Roseville, CA 95678
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||PRESS RELEASE #12-29|
|Subject :||DUI/Driver's License checkpoint planned in Roseville on December 28|
|Contact :||Dee Dee Gunther, Police Public Information Officer 916-774-5015/257-1942|
|The Roseville Police Department will conduct a DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint on Friday, December 28 at an undisclosed location within the city limits, beginning at 9 p.m. and continuing until approximately 2 a.m. Saturday.|
The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug-related crashes.
Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Officers will also check drivers for proper licensing, and will strive to delay motorists only momentarily. Specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.
In 2010, more than 10,000 people were killed nationally in motor vehicle traffic crashes that involved at least one driver or motorcycle rider with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or higher. In California, this deadly crime led to 791 deaths, because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Over the past three years in Roseville, DUI collisions claimed three lives and injured 156 others.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent. Based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests, DUI checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence. Locations are also chosen with safety considerations for the officers and the public.
"DUI checkpoints have been an essential part of the phenomenal reduction in DUI deaths that we witnessed since 2006 in California, " said Christopher J. Murphy, Director of the Office of Traffic Safety. "But since the tragedy of DUI accounts for nearly one-third of all traffic fatalities, we need the high visibility enforcement and public awareness that checkpoints provide."
Funding for this checkpoint is provided to the Roseville Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to continue to work together to bring an end to these preventable tragedies. If you see a Drunk Driver--Call 911.