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2012 DUI Checkpoint w Sat Patrol Release

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                                 PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                      [DATE]

CONTACT: NAME, PHONE, E-MAIL

                     Anytown Police Department plan DUI Checkpoint
                           and Roving DUI Patrols in [Month]
Your City, CA – Anytown Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License
checkpoint at location [Depending on your Dept Policy add location or/] at an undisclosed location
within the city limits along with several special DUI Roving Saturation Patrols during the month of
#####.

      DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint is set for Date, from 7:00 to 1:00 AM
      Roving DUI Saturation Patrols will be deploying on Day/Date between form #:00 p.m. and #
       a.m.
Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed # lives and resulted in ### injury
crashes harming ### of our friends and neighbors in Anytown. [Please insert your city’s dui stats]

In 2010, over 10,000 people were killed nationally in motor vehicle traffic crashes that involved at least
one driver or motorcycle rider with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or higher. In
Californian, this deadly crime led to 791 deaths because someone failed to designate a sober driver.

Alcohol impaired deaths still make up the largest category of overall vehicle fatalities in 2010 with 29
percent of all deaths caused by a drunk driver. A DUI checkpoint is a proven effective method to lower
these numbers. Additionally, drivers will be checked to ensure that they have a valid driver’s license.

Anytown PD reminds everyone that they can assist in preventing this crime from ever occurring. If you
are planning a gathering or celebration with alcohol included, or if you are out on the town, plan ahead
and designate a non-drinking sober driver. A DUI and drug impaired arrest costs upwards of $10,000
including time in jail, the loss or your drivers license and insurance rates that will skyrocket!

These enforcement efforts are funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Remember, everyone is encouraged to help keep
our roadways safe; Report Drunk Drivers – Call 911!

MEDIA NOTES: To schedule an interview regarding the Anytown traffic safety operations, please
contact [Name] at [Phone] or via email at [E-mail@anytown.gov]. Locations of the operations will be
available 2 hours prior to their scheduled deployments. For information regarding impaired driving
efforts and programs in California please contact Chris Cochran, California Office of Traffic Safety at
(916) 509-3063 or via email at ccochran@ots.ca.gov.

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