|Irvine Police Department Press Release|
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF POLICE
Public Information Office
1 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92606
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||PRESS RELEASE #12/28/2012|
|Subject :||Sobriety Checkpoint|
Saturday, December 29, 2012
|Contact :||Julia Engen, Lieutenant 949-724-7112|
IRVINE, CA (December 28, 2012): The holiday season is a popular time to socialize with family and friends. It is also a good time to think about the safety and wellbeing of others. Driving under the influence can be a deadly crime but death and injury due to this dangerous behavior is completely preventable. The Irvine Police department urges partygoers to designate a driver or make alternative plans for a safe ride home.
On Saturday, December 29, 2012, the Irvine Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint at Jamboree Road and Birch Street, in the City of Irvine. This checkpoint will be the first of eight to be held throughout Irvine in the coming months as part of our effort to take intoxicated drivers off the roadways and to raise awareness about the dangers of alcohol and drug impaired driving.
The checkpoint will be clearly marked and vehicles to be checked will be selected on a pre-set basis to ensure objectivity. Motorists will be greeted and given an informational brochure on impaired driving. Driver’s licenses will be checked and trained officers will direct impaired drivers to a secondary area for further evaluation. Most motorists will experience little delay, if any at all.
Funding for this checkpoint is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.
IRVINE POLICE DEPARTMENT
One Civic Center Plaza, Irvine, CA 92606
(949) 724-7000 www.irvinepd.org
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The City of Irvine has a population of more than 212,000, spans 65 square miles and is recognized as one of America's safest and most successful master-planned urban communities. Top-rated educational institutions, an enterprising business atmosphere, sound environmental stewardship, and respect for diversity all contribute to Irvine's enviable quality of life. This family-friendly city features more than 16,000 acres of parks, sports fields and dedicated open space and is the home of the Orange County Great Park – the first great metropolitan park of the 21st century. For more information, please visit www.cityofirvine.org.