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DUI-Driver’s License Checkpoint in Santa Monica Tonight

 

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The Santa Monica Police Department’s Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint today, Friday, April 15, 2016, at an undisclosed location within city limits. The operation will take place between the hours of 7:00 pm and 3:00 am.

The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven factor in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol and/or drug related collisions. Research shows that accidents involving impaired drivers can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized enforcement checkpoints and proactive DUI patrols are conducted routinely.

Traffic Officers will be looking for objective signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment and verify that motorists are in possession of a valid driver’s license.

Funding for this checkpoint is provided to the Santa Monica Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety

Administration, which along with the Santa Monica Police Department would like to remind our community to call 9-1-1 to report drunk drivers. Your call might help us save a life!

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