DUI Checkpoint and DUI Roving Saturation Patrols over Memorial Day Weekend
May 23, 2013
Oceanside, CA – The Oceanside Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint at an undisclosed location within the city limits along with special DUI Roving Saturation Patrols over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
• DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint is set for Friday, May 24, 2013, from 8:00 pm to 3:00 am
• Roving DUI Saturation Patrols will be deploying on the following days form 9:00 pm to 3:00 am:
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Monday, May 27, 2013
Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 8 lives and resulted in 164 injury crashes harming 258 of our friends and neighbors in Oceanside.
In California, this deadly crime led to 774 deaths because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Alcohol and drug-impaired deaths still make up the largest category of overall vehicle fatalities in 2010 with 29 percent of all deaths caused by a drunk driver. A DUI checkpoint is a proven effective method to lower these numbers. Additionally, drivers will be checked to ensure that they have a valid driver’s license. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving.
Oceanside PD reminds everyone that they can assist in preventing this crime from ever occurring. If you are planning a gathering or celebration with alcohol included, or if you are out on the town, plan ahead and designate a non-drinking sober driver. A DUI and/or drug-impaired driving arrest can costs up to $10,000 or even more, including time in jail, the loss of your driver’s license and high insurance rates.
These enforcement efforts are funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Remember, everyone is encouraged to help keep our roadways safe; Report Drunk Drivers – Call 911!
( News Release )