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Posted on: September 12, 2022

MEDIA RELEASE ~ DUI Checkpoint Planned for Saturday, September 17th

DUI CHECK POINT PLACARD 9-17-22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                

September 12, 2022

Sergeant Rudy Gatto, PIO, rgatto@irwindaleca.gov

Irwindale Police Department Holding DUI Checkpoint on Saturday, September 17, 2022

 Irwindale, Calif. – On Saturday, September 17, 2022, the Irwindale Police Department will hold a driving under the influence (DUI) checkpoint from 5:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location within the city of Irwindale.  

 DUI checkpoint locations are determined based on data showing incidents of impaired driving-related crashes. The primary purpose of DUI checkpoints are to promote public safety by taking suspected impaired drivers off the road.

 “Impaired drivers put others on the road at significant risk,” Sergeant Manuel Campos said. “Any prevention measures that reduce the number of impaired drivers on our roads significantly improves traffic safety.”

 The Irwindale Police Department reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Some prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs may interfere with driving. While medicinal and recreational marijuana are legal, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal.

 Drivers charged with a first-time DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license.

 Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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