Avoid the 7 Placer DUI Task Force set for crackdown on impaired driving
If you drink and drive in Placer County beware, the Avoid the 7 Placer County DUI Task Force is joining with law enforcement throughout the state for the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign Aug. 17 to Sept. 3.
DUI and driver's license checkpoints, multi-agency DUI task force deployments and local roving DUI patrols are scheduled locally in partnership with law enforcement nationwide during the summer/Labor Day Campaign.
The crime of impaired driving is a serious one. In 2010 alone, 791 people died in California in crashes in which a driver or motorcycle rider was at or above the legal limit.
"On average there is one alcohol impaired driving-related fatality every 51 minutes across America. But this tragic loss of life can be reduced if we get impaired drivers off our roadways," said Interim Lincoln Police Chief, Paul Shelgren "Research has shown that high-visibility enforcement like the 'Drive Sober or
Get Pulled Over' campaign reduces alcohol-impaired driving fatalities by as much as 20 percent. By joining this statewide wide effort, we will make Placer County's roadways safer for everyone throughout the Labor Day period."
According to the Avoid the 7 Placer County DUI Task Force, violators will face jail time, loss of their driver licenses, or being sentenced to use ignition interlocks.
The national "Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over" crackdown is led by the California Office of Traffic Safety with the California Avoid DUI Task Force Campaign combining high-visibility enforcement and heightened public awareness and impaired driving deterrence through publicity.
Below is the summer/Labor Day holiday DUI campaign schedule of operations, dates, and locations.
-- Friday, Aug. 17, DUI/Driver's license checkpoint, beginning at 8 p.m. in the city of Lincoln.
-- Saturday, Aug. 18, DUI saturation patrol, beginning at 8 p.m. in the city of Rocklin.
-- Friday, Aug. 31, DUI saturation patrol, beginning at 9 p.m. in unincorporated Placer County.
-- Saturday, Sept. 1, DUI/Driver's license checkpoint, beginning at 3 p.m. in the city of Roseville.
-- Monday, Sept. 3, DUI saturation patrol, beginning at 3 p.m. in the Placer County Folsom Lake Area.