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El Cajon, California – DUI Checkpoint Scheduled

By admin • Apr 21st, 2009 • Category: DUI Checkpoints, Features

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Sobriety Checkpoint Scheduled

May 5, 2009

The El Cajon Police Department will conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint beginning Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at approximately 7 p.m. until 2 a.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2009. The checkpoint is designed to reduce the number of D.U.I. incidents in the City of El Cajon. The exact location of the checkpoint will not be announced until two hours prior to the start of the operation.*

Motorists approaching the checkpoint will be diverted into an area where an officer will contact them. The drivers will be stopped only for a few moments while the purpose of the checkpoint is explained. Those who appear to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs will be given field sobriety tests and face possible arrest. Traffic volume permitting, all vehicles will be checked.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

*Media may contact ECPD Dispatch at (619) 579-3311 after 5 p.m. on the day of the event for the exact location of the checkpoint. For other inquiries contact Lt. Jeff Davis of the Special Enforcement Division at (619) 441-1561.

Prepared by:    Lt. Jeff Davis          Division: SED         Date/Time: April 20, 2009
Patrick Sprecco, CHIEF OF POLICE  

Sobriety Checkpoint
April 20, 2009
EL CAJON POLICE DEPT. – PRESS RELEASE INFORMATION SHEET
TYPE OF INCIDENT:    D.U.I. CHECKPOINT
DATE:          7 PM May 5, 2009 – 2 AM May 6, 2009
LOCATION OF OCCURRENCE: TO BE ANNOUNCED
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