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Pasadena Police Department - CA
Wednesday September 1st, 2010 :: 07:20 p.m. PDT

Summertime DUI Campaign Continues in the City with Increased Enforcement & Awareness

Summertime DUI Campaign Continues in the City with Increased Enforcement & Awareness

Pasadena, CA - The Pasadena Police Department will conduct a DUI checkpoint on Friday, September 3, 2010. “This is a continuation of efforts to lower the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes locally and throughout the County as part of the Avoid DUI Campaign,” says Lt. Randell Taylor. “Traffic personnel will check drivers, identify offenders and get them off the street,” continues Taylor. “Most importantly, this gives us an opportunity to educate people, reminding them of the dangers of impaired driving especially as the holiday weekend begins.”

The Pasadena Police department is participating with the nationwide anti-DUI effort, Over the Limit, Under Arrest! Where law enforcement agencies all over the country have been putting additional officers out on checkpoints and conducting DUI saturation patrols beginning from the Independence Day holiday through the end of Labor Day. The summer months are a dangerous time of the year and your odds of being involved in an alcohol involved collision can be high. In 2008 law enforcement statewide reported that 7,801 people were injured or killed during the three summer months of June, July and August according to the Office of Traffic Safety. This campaign encourages everyone to “Report Drunk Drivers, Call 911!”

“Beyond taking dangerous drivers off the road, a major component of these added efforts, is to educate the driving public about the consequences of impaired driving,” says Chief of Police Phillip Sanchez. “This gives our officers a face-to-face opportunity to encourage people not to drink and drive and if they choose to drink to designate a sober driver. DUI checkpoints have been proven an effective method for achieving this goal. By publicizing these enforcement and education efforts, the Pasadena Police Department believes motorists are deterred from drinking and driving.”

Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Pasadena Police Department - CA
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Pasadena, CA 91101

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