DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Planned this Weekend

 

DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Planned this Weekend

The Ripon Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on 12-19-2015, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

In California, this deadly crime led to 802 deaths and nearly 24,000 serious injuries in 2012 because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Nationally data shows nearly 10,000 were killed by an impaired driver. “Over the course of three years (2010-2012), DUI collisions have claimed 3,055 lives and resulted in 50,067 injury crashes statewide harming our friends and neighbors,” said RPD Chief Ed Ormonde.

Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving, which now accounts for a growing number of impaired driving crashes. Drugs which may impair driving not only include illegal narcotics, but many prescription drugs, marijuana, and even some over-the-counter medications. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

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

The dedicated staff at the Ripon Police Department would like to remind everyone to “Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1.”

P.I.O. – Lieutenant Steve Merchant

Ripon Police Department
259 N. Wilma Ave.
Ripon, CA 95336
209-599-2102 Business
209-599-4034 FAX
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    259 N. Wilma Avenue
    Ripon, CA 95366

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