DATE August 19, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TIME 11:00 AM
DUI Checkpoints in Riverbank
Riverbank, CA-The Riverbank Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on
(Saturday), August 23rd, 30th and September 6th 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.
Impaired driving is not just another traffic offense; it is a serious crime that often causes needless deaths and
injuries. Riverbank is well-past the point of tolerating drunk driving. Enough is enough. If you drive drunk, you
will be arrested!
California's DUI crackdown is major because Labor Day, a holiday celebrated throughout California with parties
and parades, has unfortunately become notorious as a day when thousands of drivers make the deadly decision to
drive drunk in California. Last year in California, 25 people were killed over the Labor Day weekend in California
The law enforcement crackdown, known as Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest, includes sobriety
checkpoints and saturation patrols as well as an $11 million national TV and radio campaign. The timing of the
crackdown - the last weeks of summer vacation including the Labor Day holiday weekend - is a heavy travel time
and period of increased drunk driving fatalities and injuries.
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.