Santa Monica Police Target Drunk Drivers
Posted by Ryan J. Beard on Aug 19, 2012 - 11:26:53 AM
SANTA MONICA—In order to deter drunk or impaired driving, the Santa Monica
Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on the
evening of Saturday August 18, 2012 at an undisclosed location within
the city limits.
“Over the past year, DUI drivers were involved in 12 collisions, which
injured 19 people,” said Santa Monica Police Lieutenant Jay Trisler."These senseless acts of
irresponsibility and negligence that lead to injuries happen all too often within
our community," the Santa Monica Police stated.Checkpoints are
the most effective and efficient documented method of DUI enforcement according
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).According to the NHTSA, DUI checkpoints
yield a cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent.
at DUI checkpoints, officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug
impairment.Those drivers caught
driving drunk or impaired will face the consequences of jail time, license
suspension, insurance rate increases, fines, DUI classes, court probation and
other expenses that can exceed $10,000 says the Santa Monica Police
Monica Police Department reminds drivers: if you plan on drinking, have a
designated driver or call a taxi cab to take you safely home. For more
information please contact Sergeant Phillbo Rubish at the Santa Monica Police
Department Traffic Section at 310-458-8950, or the Public Information
Officer, Sergeant Richard Lewis at 310-458-8462.
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