DUI Checkpoint in Fortuna on HSU Grad Night

Press Release:

The Fortuna Police Department will be conducting a sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint on HSU Graduation Night, Saturday May 12, 2012. The checkpoint will begin at 9:00pm and run for several hours. Traffic flowing through the checkpoint, will be contacted by uniformed officers trained in DUI detection. These officers will be checking for alcohol and/or drug-impaired drivers. Officers will also check to make sure that all drivers have a valid driver’s license.

The purpose of this checkpoint is to promote public safety, increase awareness of dangers associated with drinking and driving, and serve as a deterrent to potential impaired and unlicensed drivers.

“Ending up in handcuffs is sure to spoil anyone’s idea of a good time, especially the night of graduation,” said Sergeant Charles Ellebrecht. “Graduation night is a great time to celebrate your accomplishments but please do so responsibly.”

Funding for this checkpoint is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


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