Santa Monica News
SMPD To Conduct DUI Checkpoint
By Shine Huang
Apr 14, 2013 - 10:56:26 PM

SANTA MONICADUI and Driver’s License checkpoints will be set at an undisclosed location within the city limits on Friday, April 19, according to the Santa Monica Police Department.

Police cars on the hunt. Photo by Shine Huang.

The checkpoints are in place to reduce the number of car accidents involved by alcohol. It also brings awareness to community of the dangers of driving under the influence. 

Police officers will check drivers passing through the checkpoint looking for signs of drugs or alcohol impairment. If the driver is caught impaired, it can lead to jail, license suspension, insurance increases, and a fine up to $10,000.

“Over the course of the past year, traffic collisions involving impaired drivers/riders were involved in 91 collisions, which have killed three people and injured 28 people,” said by Lieutenant Jay Trisler of the SMPP.

The Santa Monica Police Department reminds all drivers not to drink while driving. If you plan to drink, call a cab or find an appropriate driver to take you home.  For more information please dial 310-458-8950 to reach Sergeant Phillbo Rubish at the Santa Monica Police Department Traffic Section.

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