Announcement from the Hemet Police Department:
The Hemet Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on June 9th at an undisclosed location within the city limits, between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.
Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint and looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. They will also be checking to ensure drivers are properly licensed.
DUI Checkpoints along with regularly scheduled high visibility DUI enforcement serves as a proven deterrent with the goal of removing impaired drivers and heightened awareness of the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
Those arrested for DUI will face jail time, loss of their driver licenses, or being sentenced to use ignition interlocks. Their insurance rates go up. Other financial hits include attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work, and the potential loss of job or job prospects.
The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The message is clear: designate a sober driver.
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Thursday, June 7, 2012
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