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Carlsbad DUI Checkpoint Set for 9-20

Carlsbad CA— Beginning on September 20 at 7 p.m., the City of Carlsbad Police Department in conjunction with the California Highway Patrol will be conducting a DUI sobriety/safety checkpoint on Carlsbad Boulevard at Cherry Street.

Sobriety checkpoints are a technique used by law enforcement to evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment at specific points on the roadway.

According to the California Highway Patrol, “Sobriety checkpoint operations increase the public’s awareness of the hazards of drinking and driving and, in many cases, serve as a deterrent to those drivers who may otherwise drive impaired. Additionally, in an ongoing effort to ensure the highest level of traffic safety, the California Highway Patrol began checking for valid driver’s licenses at checkpoints to deter unlicensed drivers.” www.chp.ca.gov

“Every day in America, 28 people die as a result of drunk driving crashes” notes MADD. “In 2012, 29.1 million people admitted to driving under the influence of alcohol.” www.MADD.org

The checkpoint will be conducted from 7 p.m. through 1 a.m. the following day.

“The reduction of impaired driving is everyone’s concern,” stated City of Carlsbad Traffic Sergeant Paul Reyes. “Working together we can save lives.”

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