The Alhambra Police Department will conduct a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint on late Friday and early Saturday at Garfield Avenue and Glendon Way from 7pm to 3am.
The APD said in a press release that this effort is part of “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” a 17-day national DUI enforcement campaign starting on December 18th. This comes in response to the increase of impaired-driving related fatalities that happens around the holidays. “It’s time for all drivers to get the message: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” said Lieutenant Dan Rodriguez of the APD.
According to the press release 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes have had one or more substances in their system. Drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs can expect jail time and expenses that can exceed $10,000, according to the APD.
Funding for this holiday campaign is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Drivers should call 911 immediately if they suspect someone of driving under the influence.