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Police Conduct End of Summer DUI Crackdown

Published on Saturday, August 31, 2013 | 2:29 am
 

The Pasadena Police Department will be joining law enforcement agencies throughout California, stepping up DUI enforcement at the end of the traditional summer season through Labor Day, Sept. 2nd.

During the enforcement period, there will be an increase in law enforcement presence on the roads, including additional officers and DUI checkpoints throughout the state, and those caught driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs will be arrested.

The Pasadena Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, August 30th, at an undisclosed location within the city limits, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. The California Office of Traffic Safety is reminding Californians to plan ahead during the crackdown and every day, by designating a sober driver.

“The end of summer and Labor Day weekend is traditionally a time to have fun,” said Pasadena Police Chief Phillip L. Sanchez. “Don’t let it turn into a time of tragedy or jail visit by driving impaired by alcohol or drugs. We will be out looking for those making that unwise and dangerous choice.”

During the Labor Day weekend in 2011, a total of 138 people across the county were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes involving drivers or motorcycle riders with a .08 BAC or higher. Of those fatalities, 83 percent occurred during early evening and overnight.

Funding for this checkpoint is provided to the Pasadena Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to continue to work together to bring an end to these tragedies. If you see a Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1.

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