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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release



Date/Time:     Saturday, July 5, 2014

Incident:     Chino Hills Deputies conduct DUI checkpoint.

Location:     Chino Hills Parkway and Marketplace



Summary

Chino Hills Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on 07/05/2014, at Chino Hills Parkway and Market Place 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.

1,345 Vehicles Screened
8 Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked
2 Arrested on other Criminal Charges
3 Citations issued

Chino Hills PD will be conducting another DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint in August 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!

Refer:  Sergeant R. Casas

Station:  Chino Hills Station

Phone No:  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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