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, May 11th, through 3:00 a.m. Saturday in the northbound lanes of Sixth Street, between Stuart and Pearl avenues..
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.
Last weekend, a grant-funded targeted DUI “saturation” patrol on May 5th resulted in one arrest for driving under the influence, an arrest for possession of narcotics and another for outstanding warrants. Three people were cited for using their cell phones while driving and another was cited for driving on a suspended license.
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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Thursday, May 10, 2012
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