The Brentwood Police Department will be joining law enforcement agencies throughout California stepping up DUI Enforcement at the end of the traditional summer season, through Labor Day. During the crackdown period, there will be an increase in law enforcement presence on the roads, including additional officers and DUI checkpoints throughout the state. Those caught driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs will be arrested.
The Brentwood Police Department Traffic Safety Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on 07/22/2017, on Sandcreek Road near Brentwood Boulevard between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. The California Office of Traffic Safety is reminding all Californians to plan ahead during the crackdown and every day by designating a sober driver.
“The end of summer, as local schools get ready to resume, through Labor Day weekend is traditionally a time to have fun,” said Sergeant Mark Louwerens. “Don’t let it turn into a time of tragedy or a jail visit by driving impaired by alcohol or drugs. We will be out looking for those making that unwise and dangerous choice.”
In California, alcohol involved collisions led to 1,155 deaths and nearly 24,000 serious injuries in 2014 because someone failed to designate a sober driver.
Drivers are encouraged to download the Designated Driver VIP, or “DDVIP” free mobile app for Android or Apple iPhone. The DDVIP app helps find nearby bars and restaurants that feature incentives for the designated sober driver, from free non-alcoholic drinks to free appetizers and more. The feature-packed app even has social media tie-ins and even a tab for the non-designated driver to call Uber, Lyft or Curb.
Drivers that are arrested for DUI can expect the impact of that arrest to include jail time, DUI classes, fines, fees, DUI license suspensions and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.
Funding for this checkpoint is provided to the Brentwood Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to “Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1.”