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Morgan Hill Police, California
Wednesday December 5th, 2018 :: 06:13 p.m. PST


Morgan Hill Police Department plan a DUI Checkpoint in December and Saturation DUI Patrols through January 01, 2019

The Morgan Hill Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Driver License Checkpoint in December along with special DUI Saturation Patrols through January 01, 2019.

• DUI/Driver License Checkpoint is scheduled for December 14, 2018 from 8:00 PM to 2:00 AM
• DUI Saturation Patrols have been deployed since Wednesday, November 21, 2018 and will continue through January 01, 2019

Over the course of the past three years, The Morgan Hill Police Department has arrested 810 DUI drivers, they have investigated 116 DUI related collisions, 57 of which harmed our friends and neighbors and 5 lives were claimed as a result of these crashes.

In Californian, this deadly crime led to 802 deaths because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Alcohol and drug-impaired deaths still make up the largest category of overall vehicle fatalities in 2012 with 29 percent of all deaths caused by a drunk driver. A DUI checkpoint is a proven effective method to lower these numbers. Additionally, drivers will be checked to ensure that they have a valid driver’s license. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving.

Morgan Hill reminds everyone that they can assist in preventing this crime from ever occurring. If you are planning a gathering or celebration with alcohol included, or if you are out on the town, plan ahead and designate a non-drinking sober driver. A DUI and drug-impaired arrest can cost up to $10,000 or even more, including time in jail, the loss or your driver license and high insurance rates.

These enforcement efforts are funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Remember, everyone is encouraged to help keep our roadways safe; Report Drunk Drivers – Call 911!

Morgan Hill Police, California
16200 Vineyard Blvd
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 408-779-2101

Ray Ramos
Administrative Sergeant

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