APD Sobriety Checkpoint Friday Night

Friday, January 18, 2013

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PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ARCATA POLICE DEPARTMENT TO CONDUCT SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT

The Arcata Police Department (APD) will conduct a sobriety/drivers license checkpoint on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, 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 2011, 10,228 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for nearly one-third (31 percent) 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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One Response to “APD Sobriety Checkpoint Friday Night”

  1. This would make sense if the only citation they could issue was for drunken driving show me your papers.

    #64874

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