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Monday July 15th, 2019 :: 10:00 a.m. PDT

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Pomona Police Department to hold DUI/ CDL Checkpoint and DUI Saturation Patrols this week

INCIDENT: Traffic Safety Checkpoint & DUI Citywide Patrols

DATE/TIME: Friday July 19th, 2019

Checkpoint 9pm – 3am

Patrols 7pm-3am

LOCATION: DUI Checkpoint at undisclosed location (DUI Patrols citywide)

UNIT: Traffic Services


Pomona, Calif. – Pomona Police Department will hold a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on 7/19/19 from 9.00 PM to 3:00 AM at an undisclosed location within the city of Pomona.  In addition, Pomona Police Department will conduct DUI saturation patrols on 7/19/19 aimed at getting impaired drivers off the road.
 
DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols are done in locations with a higher frequency of DUI-related collisions and arrests. During the checkpoint, officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, with officers checking drivers for proper licensing.
 
In 2017, 1,120 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes on California roads. In 2017, the Pomona Police Department investigated 127 DUI collisions which claimed 1 life and resulted in another 49 injuries.
 
Pomona 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.
 
Pomona Police Department offers these tips 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 is drinking and how they are getting home.
 
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 these enforcement efforts are provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

 

Prepared by: Traffic Services
Pomona Police Department
909-620-2156
 

 

Address/Location
Pomona Police Department
490 West Mission Boulevard
Pomona, CA 91766

Contact
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Non-emergencies: 909-620-2155

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