The Arcadia Police Department will be among the agencies hosting a DUI checkpoint Saturday night as part of a multi-agency effort that will include checkpoints in various cities in East Los Angeles County.
Full details from the department:
The Arcadia Police Department will be hosting a multi-agency sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint on Saturday August 24th, 2013, in accordance with a grant issued and administered by the Glendora Police Department from the Office of Traffic Safety, as part of the AVOID the 100 DUI Campaign, East-Los Angeles County. Participants will include officers and personnel from the Arcadia, Baldwin Park School Police, El Monte, Monrovia, Sierra Madre, and West Covina Police Departments
One of the goals of the checkpoint is to promote public safety and increase awareness of the dangers associated with drinking and driving. This will be accomplished by providing a highly visible enforcement and publicity campaign, in order to deter intoxicated drivers from getting behind the wheel and driving. Through these efforts, we also seek to reduce the number of injuries and deaths associated with collisions involving intoxicated drivers. We would like to remind the public of the dangers associated with drinking and driving. It simply is not worth it to drive while impaired.
Police agencies state wide will crackdown on impaired driving and will provide high visibility enforcement between August 16th and September 2, 2013. Consider the safety of others and encourage the use of a sober designated driver by family and friends.
Jan’s Towing provides a no cost “Don’t Drive Drunk” detour program, 365 days a year, and will provide a free lift home for drivers and their vehicles up to 7 miles in their service area. Call (626) 334-1383 for more information.