California's San Bernardino Police Department Targets Impaired Drivers with DUI Checkpoint on Saturday, May 16, 2009 from 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM, in the 1500 block of West 5th Street in San Bernardino. This program is part of the department’s effort to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes, DUI checkpoints are conducted to identify offenders and get them off the street, as well as educate the public on the dangers of impaired driving. This DUI/Drivers License checkpoint is an effort to reduce those tragedies, as well as insuring drivers have a valid driver’s license. A major component of these checkpoints is to increase awareness of the dangers of impaired driving and to encourage sober designated drivers. A DUI checkpoint is a proven effective method for achieving this goal. By publicizing these enforcement and education efforts, the San Bernardino Police Department believes motorists can be deterred from drinking and driving. Their objective is to send a clear message to those who are considering driving a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol and/or drugs – Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest.
Also, the Fontana Police Department will conduct a DUI/driver's license checkpoint Saturday on Sierra Avenue and run from 6 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., according to a police news release. Officers will look for intoxicated motorists and for individuals driving without a valid driver's license. The checkpoint is part of an ongoing DUI enforcement effort within the city.
Money for these California DUI checkpoints is provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety.