Burbank Police Running DUI Checkpoint Saturday Night

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The Burbank Police Department will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, August 22, 2015, between the hours of 7:00pm and 3:00am. This checkpoint is funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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The purpose of this operation is to reduce the number of persons killed and seriously injured in alcohol-related traffic collisions and to reduce the amount of property damage caused by impaired drivers. A major focus of these checkpoints is to increase awareness of the dangers of impaired driving and to encourage sober designated drivers.

A DUI checkpoint is a proven, effective method for achieving this goal. By publicizing these enforcement and education efforts, the Burbank Police Department aims to deter motorists from drinking and driving.

Traffic volume and weather permitting, all vehicles may be checked and drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs will be arrested. The public is encouraged to help keep roadways safe by calling 911 if they see a suspected impaired driver.

Remember, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” If you know someone who is about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to safely get to where they are going.

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