APD Hosting Handy DUI Drive-Thru Saturday Night

Thursday, November 10, 2011

APD Press Release

ARCATA – The Arcata Police Department (APD) will conduct a sobriety/drivers license checkpoint on Saturday, Nov. 12 in the downtown area of Arcata.

Impaired driving has been identified as one of the greatest threats to public safety. Statistics show that every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one death every 48 minutes. The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes in the U.S. totals more than $51 billion.

In 2009, 10,839 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for nearly one-third (32%) of all traffic-related deaths in the United States.

Through proactive efforts such as sobriety check points, the APD hopes to reduce the impact of impaired drivers on the citizens of Arcata.


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