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MONTEREY PARK PD DUI/DL CHECKPOINT

MONTEREY PARK POLICE DEPARTMENT
DUI/DL CHECKPOINT

Friday. June 19. 2009

The Monterey Park Police Department received a $55,000 DUI Enforcement Grant from
the California Office of Traffic safety, through the National Highway Safety
Administration and is announcing that they will be conducting a Driving under the
Influence / Drivers License Checkpoint on Friday, June 19, 2009. The operation will be
during nighttime hours at an undisclosed location in the City of Monterey Park.

”Our message is clear: driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be
tolerated” said Chief Jones Moy. “Driving under the influence is a crime that is
completely preventable.”

Recent studies have shown that communities that regularly include sobriety checkpoints
as part of an all-encompassing anti-Del program see a reduction in alcohol-related
fatalities and injuries.

Sobriety checkpoints reduce alcohol-related traffic fatalities by 20 percent on average
according to a 2002 study by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
scientists published in the ”Traffic Injury Prevention” journal – a fact echoed by Wendy
J. Hamilton, President of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

In 2006 there were 1, 597 fatal collisions and over 31, 000 people injured in California
that involved alcohol.

The Monterey Park Police Department conducts regularly scheduled checkpoints as
part of an ongoing education and enforcement program designed to apprehend drivers
who are driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and who drive without a valid
license. Past operations have resulted in multiple arrests of drivers who are driving
under the influence.

The checkpoint is made possible by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety
through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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