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DUI Checkpoint Nets 4 Arrests
Posted On: December 16, 2013
Whittier, CA – The Whittier Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on Saturday December 14, 2013, on Whittier Blvd east of Philadelphia St in the City of Whittier between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.
DUI/Driver’s License checkpoints have been shown to lower DUI deaths and injuries. A major component of these checkpoints are the deterrent effects it has on those who might drive drunk or drugged impaired, bringing about more awareness and encouraging everyone to use sober designated drivers.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent. Ninety Percent of California drivers approve of checkpoints.
1084 Vehicles Screened
2 DUI-Alcohol suspects arrested
21 Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or with a suspended/revoked license
3 Arrested on other Criminal Charges
4 Vehicles impounded for 30 days due to the driver operating a vehicle with a suspended license
1 Vehicle impounded pursuant to arrest
The Whittier PD will be conducting another DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on December 28, 2013 in our ongoing commitment to lowering deaths and injuries upon our streets and highways.
The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1!
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