Irvine Police Department Press Release

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Irvine, CA 92606



Press Release #:
Farrah Emami
Public Information Officer

Irvine Police Department to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

Irvine, Ca (Dec. 18, 2015): The Irvine Police Department (IPD) will conduct a sobriety checkpoint as part of the department’s continued commitment to reducing injury and deaths caused by impaired drivers. The checkpoint will be conducted tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. in the area of Jamboree Road and Michelson Drive.

The checkpoint will be clearly marked and vehicles will be selected for further screening 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 suspected impaired drivers to a secondary area for further evaluation.  Most motorists will experience little or no delay.

This checkpoint is the second in a series of 10, which will be conducted through September 2016, with grant funding awarded by the California Office of Traffic Safety, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

NHTSA research has shown that high-visibility enforcement can reduce drunken driving fatalities by as much as 20 percent. IPD publicizes these highly-visible sobriety checkpoints to deter impaired drivers, encourage the use of sober designated drivers, and bring increased awareness to the consequences of impaired driving. 

IPD and our law enforcement partners across the nation remind motorists celebrating during the holidays to designate a sober driver and never drink and drive. Plan ahead how you will get home and never ride in a car with a driver who has been drinking. If you are hosting a party, be responsible and never let your guests drink and drive.

Please drive responsibly this holiday season to protect yourself, your family, and other motorists on the roadway.