Checkpoint Planned for March 8th

Checkpoint Planned for March 8th
Posted on 02/27/2019
Checkpoint Planned for March 8thThe Chino Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on March 8, 2019, at an undisclosed location in the city between the hours of 8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.   

Checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests. Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and drug impairment and checking drivers for proper licensing.

The Chino Police Department reminds 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 can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.

In 2017, 1,120 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes on California roads. Last year, the Chino Police Department investigated 26 DUI collisions which claimed one life and resulted in 50 injuries.

The Chino Police Department offers these reminders to ensure you have a safe night of fun that doesn’t involve a DUI:
Always use a designated sober driver – a friend who is not drinking, ride-share, cab or public transportation to get home.
See someone who is impaired try and drive? Take the keys and help them make other arrangements to find a sober way home.
Report drunk drivers – Call 911.
Hosting a party? Offer nonalcoholic drinks. Monitor who is drinking and how they are getting home. 

Getting home safely is cheap, but getting a DUI is not! Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be upwards of $13,500. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension, and other expenses not to mention possible jail time.

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