DOWNEY – The Police Department around 8 p.m. Friday Aug. 31 is scheduled to conduct a DUI checkpoint somewhere in the city, according to a statement released Wednesday.
The checkpoint is part of a statewide effort to reduce drunk driving on Labor Day.
“On average there is one alcohol impaired driving-related fatality every 51 minutes across America. But this tragic loss of life can be reduced if we get impaired drivers off our roadways,” said Chief Rick Esteves in a prepared statement. “Research has shown that high-visibility enforcement like the ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign reduces alcohol-impaired driving fatalities by as much as 20 percent. By joining this statewide wide effort, we will make Downey’s roadways safer for everyone throughout the Labor Day period.”