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Murrieta Police conducting DUI/License checkpoint on Aug. 31

 

Last updated 8/31/2018 at 4:28pm



The Murrieta Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Aug. 31, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 7 p.m. and 2 a.m.

In recent years, California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes. The Murrieta Police Department supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate all drivers that "DUI Doesn't Just Mean Booze."

If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.

The deterrent effect of High Visibility Enforcement using both DUI checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols has proven to lower the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug-impaired crashes. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized proactive DUI operations are conducted routinely.

Funding for this checkpoint is provided to the Murrieta Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to "Report Drunk Driver - Call 9-1-1."

 

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