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Lathrop Police Services partners in holiday DUI crackdown with sobriety checkpoints

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POSTED December 29, 2009 3:41 a.m.

LATHROP –Lathrop Police Services are joining law enforcement across the state as part of California’s 18-day Holiday DUI Crackdown Campaign with law enforcement agencies deploying 300 DUI/Drivers License Checkpoints statewide.

The special enforcement campaign will run through Saturday. Funding for this campaign comes from a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Lathrop Police Services will be conducting a DUI checkpoint this Saturday from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. at westbound Lathrop Road/Woodfield Drive. 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 the community are senselessly injured or killed on local roadways by impaired drivers. This DUI checkpoint is an effort to reduce those tragedies. 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, Lathrop Police Services believes motorists can be deterred from drinking and driving.

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