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DUI Checkpoint in Santa Clarita Dec. 21

An advanced warning is given to all motorists passing in the Santa Clarita Valley that the Sheriff’s Station Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on Friday, Dec. 21. It will be set up in an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that are most prone in causing driving deterrence for drunk and drugged driving and to provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.

Officers at the checkpoint will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. DUI Checkpoints along with regularly scheduled high visibility of DUI enforcement have been proven as deterrent with the objective of keeping impaired drivers off the road, as well as heightened awareness of the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Driving DUI is a serious crime. In 2010 alone, 791 died in California DUI crashes in which a driver or motorcycle rider was at or above the legal limit. According to reports, the age group with the highest percentage of alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes was the 21-to-24 age group. Officers are around to check if drivers passing through the checkpoint have signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment.

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s office, for over the past three years, has investigated 212 fatal and injury DUI collision; countywide where over 730 individuals were killed in drunk driving wrecks.

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. The objective of the checkpoint is to send a clear message to those who are considering driving a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol and/or drugs: if you drive buzzed, drunk, or impaired by drugs you will go to jail. Those arrested for DUI will face jail time, loss of their driver licenses, or being sentenced to use ignition interlocks.

DUI drivers are at the losing end: their insurance rates go up, as well as other financial hits, including attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work, and the potential loss of job or job prospects. Also when family, friends and co-workers find out, violators face tremendous personal embarrassment and humiliation.

The California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration funded the checkpoint.  Citizens are requested help Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s everyday of the week: Report Drunk Drivers – Call 911!

If you have received a traffic ticket, please contact an experienced speeding ticket lawyers. Protect your right to drive legally

Source: SCV News Com
(http://scvnews.com/2012/12/11/early-warning-dui-checkpoint-in-santa-clarita-dec-21/)

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