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Burbank Police Department, California
Monday May 19th, 2014 :: 08:08 a.m. PDT


BPD Planning a Sobriety Checkpoint for Saturday, June 7, 2014, 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.


The Burbank Police Department will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, June 7, 2014, between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a. m. This operation will involve members of the Burbank Police Department’s Traffic, Patrol, and Reserve Officers. A grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, funds this checkpoint.

The purpose of this operation is to reduce the number of persons killed and seriously injured in alcohol-related traffic collisions and to reduce the amount of property damage caused by impaired drivers. A major focus 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 Burbank Police Department aims to deter motorists from drinking and driving.

Traffic volume and weather 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.

The Burbank Police Department remains committed to making Burbank a safer place to live and work.

Questions regarding this statement may be directed to
Lt. J. Hawver, Traffic Bureau Commander @ 818-238-3100

Burbank Police Department, California
200 North Third Street
Burbank, CA 91502

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 818-238-3000

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