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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5 Responses to “APD Hosting Handy DUI Drive-Thru Saturday Night”

  1. Mark Sailors

    I would just like to point out that when I was 21, twenty years ago, the death rate was one death by drunk driver every 15 minutes. Now it is up to every 48 minutes. The anti drinking and driving message must be getting through.

    If you can afford to go out drinking, you can afford a cab to get home.

  2. Paul Hooker

    This is a good idea. Thank You! Hopefully there will be more of this in the future.

  3. Mark Sailors

    Now do they mean tonight after midnight…or tomorrow night before midnight?

  4. Ken Briggs

    so let the drunks pay for the drunk tank ( Hotels ) stay . why should us tax payers pay for it ? bust all drunk drivers . yes if they can go nout and get drunk , they can call a cab , that is if a cab will take drunks home .

  5. Domino 21

    Oddly enough there are no studies showing that checkpoints are effective. There are studies that show that increased patrols are effective. Read the stories about who they caught.


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