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Update: Redding Police Cite One at DUI Checkpoint

The Redding Police Department will conduct a DUI and driver license checkpoint within the city limits of Redding on Thursday, September 15, 2011. The Redding Police Department does not announce the time or location of checkpoints, even on the day of the checkpoint.

Motorists entering the checkpoint can expect to see traffic control patterns, warning signs, and officers on the roadway contacting drivers. These officers will be screening for signs of intoxication and checking driver licenses. Drivers will be delayed only momentarily as they pass through the checkpoint. Drivers can assist in the process by having their driver license out and ready to show to an officer.

The Redding Police Department encourages everyone to immediately report any suspected drunk driver you see on the roadway by calling 911.

For further information contact Sgt. Casey Bokavich at 245-7109.

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

9/15/11 Update:
The Redding Police Department conducted a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint on Hartnell Avenue on Thursday, September 15, 2011. A total of 515 vehicles passed through the checkpoint. 342 vehicles were screened by officers. 10 drivers were stopped for further investigation, either at the checkpoint or by officers patrolling near the checkpoint. 1 driver was given field sobriety tests. No drivers were arrested for driving under the influence. 1 driver was found to be driving on a suspended license and cited. 1 vehicle was towed that was driven by the person with the suspended license.

-from press release
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