CHULA VISTA, CA - The Chula Vista Police Department will be conducting a “Zero Tolerance” DUI/Drivers License checkpoint this Labor Day Weekend on Sunday, September 5, 2010 from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. In an effort to continue reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes in Chula Vista, DUI checkpoints are conducted to identify drunk drivers and get them off the street, as well as educate the public on the dangers of impaired driving.
All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on local roadways by impaired drivers. 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, we believe motorists can be deterred from drinking and driving. The Chula Vista Police Department urges citizens to use designated driver.
Traffic volume and weather permitting, all vehicles may be checked and drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs will be arrested. Our 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. The public is encouraged to help keep roadways safe by calling 9-1-1 if they see a suspected impaired driver.
Funding for this operation was provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
“DRUNK DRIVING. OVER THE LIMIT. UNDER ARREST.”
Police Public Information Office