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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release



Date/Time: August 8, 2014

Incident: DUI Checkpoint

Location:Chino Hills 




Summary

DUI Checkpoint Nets 1 Arrests

Chino Hills, CA – Chino Hills Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on 08/08/2014, at Grand Ave and City Center Drive between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 2:30 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.   

DUI/Drivers License checkpoints have been shown to lower DUI deaths and injuries. A major component of these checkpoints are the deterrent effects it has on those who might drive drunk or drugged impaired, bringing about more awareness and encouraging everyone to use sober designated drivers.   


According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent.  Ninety Percent of California drivers approve of checkpoints.  


1,273 Vehicles Screened
1 Suspects arrested for illegal drugs
(possession/transportation/sales)

6 Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked 

2 Citations issued



Chino Hills PD will be conducting another DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint in September 2014 in our ongoing commitment to lowering deaths and injuries upon our streets and highways.


The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1!


Contact:  Sgt. R. Casas / (909) 364-2000



John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700



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