IRVINE, CA (May 3, 2013): The Irvine Police Department will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Bake Parkway and Rockfield Boulevard.
This checkpoint is part of a series that will be conducted through the end of the year as part of the Irvine Police Department’s continued commitment to reducing injury and deaths caused by impaired drivers.
The Irvine Police Department publicizes these highly visible sobriety checkpoints to deter impaired drivers, encourage the use of sober designated drivers and to bring increased awareness to the consequences of impaired driving. “It is important to start out the evening with a plan for a safe way home”, Chief Maggard said. “By planning ahead, a driver will be far less likely to make the fatal mistake of getting behind the wheel while impaired.”
The checkpoint will be clearly marked and vehicles will be selected to be checked on a pre-set basis to ensure objectivity. Motorists will be greeted and given information about 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 the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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