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News Release  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 10, 2012
CONTACT: Sergeant Jim Bengtson
Assistant to the City Manager
951.413.3030  michelep@moval.org

Moreno Valley Police Department
Targets Impaired Drivers
with DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint

The Moreno Valley Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint Wednesday, January 11 at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 8:30 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.

Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, court probation and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

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.

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.

Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over!
Report Drunk Drivers. Call 911!

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