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Martinez Police Department
Monday July 19th, 2010 :: 10:50 a.m. PDT


Martinez Police Department Targets Impaired Drivers with Checkpoint

The Martinez Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on Saturday, 07/24/10, from 6 p.m. to12 a.m., in the 3700 block of Alhambra Avenue. In an effort to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes, DUI checkpoints are conducted to identify offenders and get them off the street, as well as educate the public on the dangers of impaired driving.

All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on local roadways by impaired drivers. This DUI/Drivers License checkpoint is an effort to reduce those tragedies, as well as insuring drivers have a valid driver’s license. A major component of these checkpoints is to increase awareness of the dangers of impaired driving and to encourage sober designated drivers.

A DUI checkpoint is a proven effective method for achieving this goal. By publicizing these enforcement and education efforts, the Martinez Police Department believes motorists can be deterred from drinking and driving.

Traffic volume permitting, all vehicles may be checked and drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs will be arrested. Our objective is to send a clear message to those who are considering driving a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol and/or drugs – Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest. The public is encouraged to help keep roadways safe by calling 911 if they see a suspected impaired driver.

Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety. The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department will also be assisting the Martinez Police Department during this operation by providing equipment and personnel obtained through the county AVOID the 25 program.

Martinez Police Department
525 Henrietta St
Martinez, CA 94553

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 925-372-3440

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3700 Alhambra Ave
Martinez, CA 94553

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