DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint scheduled in Redlands

Announcement from the Redlands Police Department:

The Redlands Police Department Traffic Unit will conduct a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint beginning at 10:00 p.m. Friday, April 27, through 3:00 a.m. Saturday in the eastbound lanes of Redlands Boulevard, between Sixth and Eighth streets.

Officers will contact drivers passing through the checkpoint and look for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment.  Officers will also check drivers for proper licensing while making every effort to limit delays to motorists.  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.

DUI checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool effective in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes.  Research shows that crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of 20 percent when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted frequently enough.

Earlier this month, two grant-funded traffic enforcement operations April 9 and 16 in the area of Citrus, Lugonia and University resulted in 45 citations for violations including speeding, running red lights, using a cell phone while driving and failure to wear a seat belt

Funding for this checkpoint is provided to the Redlands Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, targeting those who still don’t heed the message to designate a sober driver

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Friday, April 27, 2012


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