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August 17, 2017

Rancho Cordova Dui/drivers License Checkpoint Planned This Weekend

The end of the summer is universally celebrated by millions of Americans on Labor Day weekend. For many motorcyclists, the weekend is a chance to close down summer with that last long ride. This year, Rancho Cordova PD is partnering with police, sheriff and CHP across the state to stop impaired motorcyclists and drivers to help save lives. The high-visibility national enforcement campaign, Ride Sober or Get Pulled Over, runs from August 18 through September 4, 2017. During this period, local law enforcement will show zero tolerance for alcohol or drug impaired riding. Increased state and national messages about the dangers of riding impaired, coupled with enforcement and increased officers on the road, aim to drastically reduce death and injuries on our nation’s roadways.

The DUI Enforcement Team will be deploying this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers.  Friday, August 18, 2017, the Rancho Cordova Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint within the city. DUI Saturation Patrols will deploy in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests.  These extra officers on the road, along with routine patrols are aimed to drastically reduce impaired driving for both rider and drivers in our community’s roadways.

In recent years, California has seen an increase in drug-impaired driving crashes.  Rancho Cordova PD supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate all drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.”  If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI.  Marijuana use can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.

Funding for this DUI operation is provided to the Rancho Cordova Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1’.

 

Sergeant Tony Turnbull

Sheriff’s Spokesman

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department/Rancho Cordova Police Department

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