Shasta County Avoid DUI Checkpoint Scheduled

The Shasta County Avoid the Five DUI Task Force will conduct a Driving Under the Influence/Driver License Checkpoint in the City of Shasta Lake on Sunday, August 17, 2014 in the evening hours. This checkpoint is part of the National Crackdown on DUI Driving that runs from August 15 through September 1, 2014.

Motorists entering the checkpoint can expect to see traffic control patterns, warning signs, and officers on the roadway contacting drivers, screening for signs of intoxication or impairment, and checking driver’s 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.

Drunk driving kills more than 10,000 people every year. On average in 2012, one person was killed every 51 minutes in an alcohol-impaired driving crash. Holiday weekends bring a surge in drunk driving. Of all traffic fatalities over the 2012 Labor Day weekend (6 p.m. Friday to 5:59 a.m. Tuesday), 38 percent involved drunk drivers. During the Labor Day weekend in 2012, there were 147 people killed nationwide in crashes involving drivers or motorcyclists who had a BAC of .08% or higher.

Shasta County Avoid the Five DUI Task Force funding is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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