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Police to Conduct DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Friday

Published on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 | 12:44 pm

In an effort to enhance road safety and curtail impaired driving incidents, the Pasadena Police Department will conduct a Driving Under the Influence (DUI)/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, Dec. 1, within city limits.

The specific location remains undisclosed.

These strategic checkpoints are selected based on comprehensive data analyzing impaired driving-related accidents. The primary objective of the checkpoint operation is to bolster public safety by intercepting potentially impaired drivers before they pose a hazard on the roads.

“Impaired drivers put others on the road at significant risk,” Lieutenant Anthony Russo of the Pasadena Police Department said. “Any prevention measures that reduce the number of impaired drivers on our roads significantly improves traffic safety and can save lives.”

The Police Department said impaired driving isn’t solely attributed to alcohol consumption. Certain prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs can also impede a driver’s capabilities behind the wheel.

Furthermore, the Police Department said while the legalization of medicinal and recreational marijuana has occurred, driving under the influence of marijuana remains illegal and hazardous.

Motorists apprehended for a first-time DUI offense can face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, along with a suspension of their driving privileges.

Funding for this imperative program is made possible through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The Pasadena Police Department urges the community to prioritize road safety and emphasizes the significance of avoiding any form of impaired driving. This proactive measure not only ensures individual safety but also contributes to the well-being of the entire community.

For more information, call the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4501.

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