DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned this Weekend in Palmdale
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Traffic Services Detail, in conjunction with Palmdale Station, will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Friday, January 25, 2019, at an undisclosed location within the city limits of Palmdale, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. DUI Checkpoints like this one are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests. Deputies will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, with deputies checking drivers for proper licensing. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI. In 2017, 1,120 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes on California roads. Last year the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department investigated 395 DUI collisions which have claimed 21 lives and resulted in another 590 injuries. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department offers these reminders to ensure you have a safe night of fun that doesn’t involve a DUI:
Always use a designated sober driver – a friend who is not drinking, ride-share, cab or public transportation – to get home.
See someone who is clearly impaired try and drive? Take the keys and help them make other arrangements to find a sober way home.
Report drunk drivers – Call 911.
Hosting a party? Offer nonalcoholic drinks. Monitor who are drinking and how they are getting home.
Getting home safely is cheap, but getting a DUI is not! Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be upwards of $13,500. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses not to mention possible jail time. Funding for this checkpoint is provided to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “Go Safely, California” Impaired Driving 30 sec: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8RNNAyNGhA&index=5&list=PLN-u3WDo_8Zi-0zrb0zSSQd3nHZL0RhQV&t=0s “Go Safely, California” Impaired Driving 15 sec: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vssTKaXPemE&index=6&list=PLN-u3WDo_8Zi-0zrb0zSSQd3nHZL0RhQV&t=0s “Go Safely, California” Impaired Driving 15 sec (Spanish): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2lxIV4JB6E&index=7&list=PLN-u3WDo_8Zi-0zrb0zSSQd3nHZL0RhQV&t=0s MEDIA NOTES: To schedule an interview regarding the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Traffic Safety Operations, please contact Sergeant Robert L. Hill at 323-890-5480 or via email at RLHill@lasd.org. Forwarded by: Sheriff's Information Bureau - Newsroom Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department 211 West Temple Street, Los Angeles California 90012 213-229-1700 Website: http://www.lasd.org LA Crime Stoppers: Partner to prevent or report crime by contacting your local Sheriff’s station. If you wish to remain anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), using your smartphone by downloading the “P3 MOBILE APP” on Google play or the App Store, or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org *Text & Email, Register for LASD Nixle messages: To receive more detailed, up-to-date information via E-MAIL and/or TEXT directly from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD), sign up for "Nixle" alerts at http://www.Nixle.com and register for "LASD – Headquarters Newsroom (SHB), Los Angeles County Sheriff" AND your local LASD station area. Or, to receive URGENT TEXT ALERTS ONLY, text your zip code to 888777. Standard text messaging rates may apply depending on your calling plan. Alex Villanueva, Sheriff Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
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