AAccording to a news release, “The Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on Friday, July 5, 2013, from 6:00pm to 2:00am in the City of Adelanto. In an effort to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes, DUI checkpoints are conducted to identify offenders and get them off the street, as well as educate the public on the dangers of impaired driving.
All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on local roadways by impaired drivers. This DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint is an effort to reduce those tragedies, as well as insuring drivers have a valid driver’s license. A major component 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 Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station believes motorists can be deterred 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. Our objective is to send a clear message to those who are considering driving a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol and/or drugs – Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest. The public is encouraged to help keep roadways safe by calling 911 if they see a suspected impaired driver.
Law enforcement region-wide is asking for everyone’s support all summer long by doing the following:
•Plan ahead. Arrange rides home for your friends, family, co-workers and yourself before the drinking begins.
•Those hosting celebrations and servers must limit drinks to your guests or patrons. Don’t serve more than one or two over several hours.
•Identify and provide free non-alcoholic drinks to the Designated Sober Driver. For tasty drink recipes, visit the DDrink Mixology Center at www.facebook.com/CaliforniaOTS.
•Cut back on the amount of drinks you plan to bring to the party – and provide plenty of food.
•If you see dangerous driving, Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1!
Funding for the Avoid DUI Task Force is by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Avoid Task Force will deploy checkpoints and DUI patrols next during the Independence Day Holiday and for the summer August/Labor Day DUI Mobilization.”