Monday August 18, 2008

police-car.gifOn Friday 8/22/08, the City of Napa Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint somewhere in the city limits of Napa.  The checkpoint will be in an area where the City of Napa has experienced a high number of collisions because the driver was driving under the influence.

The emphasis of the checkpoint will be to detect drunk drivers and those with suspended, revoked, or no driver license. An important goal of checkpoints is both to educate the public on the dangers of driving while intoxicated and convince them to not drink and drive in the first place.  

Motorists approaching the checkpoint will see informational signs advising them that a sobriety checkpoint is ahead.  Once in the checkpoint, motorists will be delayed only a few seconds while an officer explains the purpose of the checkpoint, inspects each driver’s license and carefully examines the driver for signs of DUI.

Funding for the DUI/Drivers License checkpoint comes from a grant that the Napa Police Department received from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This checkpoint is an effort to continue the Napa Police Department’s commitment to traffic safety by reducing the number of people killed and injured in alcohol-involved collisions.