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Wednesday February 20th, 2019 :: 12:52 p.m. PST

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DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned for February 22nd, 2019

DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned for February 22nd, 2019
 
Santa Rosa, Calif. – The Santa Rosa Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday February 22nd, 2019, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.   
 
DUI Checkpoints like this one are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests. Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, with officers checking drivers for proper licensing.
 
The Santa Rosa Police Department reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.
 
In 2017, 1,120 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes on California roads. Last year, the Santa Rosa Police Department investigated over 700 DUIs, approximately 100 alcohol involved-collisions, and at least 60 people were injured in alcohol-involved collisions.
 
The Santa Rosa Police Department offers these reminders to ensure you have a safe night of fun that doesn’t involve a DUI:

  • Always use a designated sober driver – a friend who is not drinking, ride-share, cab or public transportation – to get home.
  • See someone who is clearly impaired try and drive? Take the keys and help them make other arrangements to find a sober way home.
  • Report drunk drivers – Call 911.
  • Hosting a party? Offer nonalcoholic drinks. Monitor who are drinking and how they are getting home.
 
Getting home safely is cheap, but getting a DUI is not! Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be upwards of $13,500. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses not to mention possible jail time.
 
Funding for this checkpoint is provided to the Santa Rosa Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Address/Location
Santa Rosa Police Department
965 Sonoma Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 707-543-3600

Sergeant Summer Gloeckner
Field Services Division
707-543-3636

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