DATE June 3, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TIME 2:00 PM
Riverbank Police Department Targets Impaired Drivers with Checkpoint
START THE SUMMER STREET SMART! DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE AND ARRIVE ALIVE!
Riverbank, CA-The Riverbank Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on
Saturday, June 7, 2008 from 7 pm to 3 am, on a major City highway. In an effort to reduce the number of persons
killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes, DUI checkpoints are conducted to identify offenders and get them
off the street, as well as educate the public on the dangers of impaired driving.
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.
A DUI checkpoint is a proven effective method for achieving this goal. By publicizing these enforcement
and education efforts, the Riverbank Police Department believes motorists can be deterred from drinking and
Traffic volume and weather permitting, all vehicles may be checked and drivers who are under the
influence of alcohol and/or drugs will be arrested. Our objective is to send a clear message to those who are
considering driving a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol and/or drugs - Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under
Arrest. The public is encouraged to help keep roadways safe by calling 911 if they see a suspected impaired driver.
Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
For information regarding this press release please contact Deputy Royjindar Singh (209) 652-6597.