Sobriety Checkpoint March 2022

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Sobriety Checkpoint March 2022

Posted: 03/14/2022







FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

March 14, 2022

 

EGPD Encourages Safe St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

This St. Patrick’s Day, EGPD will be on alert for suspected impaired drivers and reminds the community to celebrate the holiday responsibly.

The Elk Grove Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Thursday, March 17th at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.  

During the 2019 St. Patrick’s Day holiday period, nearly half of all traffic deaths throughout the country involved a drunk driver.

We want to warn the community that alcohol is not the only substance that can cause impairment. Cannabis, prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, and illegal drugs can all lead to a DUI.

If you ever see a suspected drunk driver on the road, call 911.

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

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