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SHPD to conduct checkpoint as part of its summer DUI campaign

June 18th, 2010 · No Comments · Safety

The Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) will be conducting a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint on Tuesday, June 29 from 8pm to 2am, in the eastbound lanes of Willow Street at Cerritos Avenue. SHPD is continuing efforts to lower the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol-involved crashes locally through LA County’s “Avoid the 100” DUI Task Force campaign.
Personnel will be checking drivers to identify offenders and get them off the street. Drivers who are unlicensed or have a suspended license may be cited and have their vehicle impounded.
The summer months are a more dangerous time of the year and the odds of being involved in an alcohol-involved collision are greater. In 2008, law enforcement statewide reported that 7,801 people were injured or killed during the three summer months of June, July and August.
A major component of the checkpoints is to increase awareness of the consequences of impaired driving and to encourage using sober designated drivers. A DUI checkpoint is a proven effective method for achieving this goal.
SHPD will also be partnering in this summer’s “Avoid the 100” DUI campaign, whereby all law-enforcement agencies will put additional officers out on checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols during the Independence Day holiday weekend and during the end of August/Labor Day nationwide anti-DUI effort, “Over the Limit, Under Arrest!”
Law enforcement encourages everyone to report drunk drivers by calling 9-1-1.

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