DUI Checkpoint Monday
June 18, 2010
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – South Lake Tahoe police will conduct DUI checkpoints from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Monday along Lake Tahoe Boulevard and Pioneer Trail, said Sgt. Shannon Laney in a press statement.
The checkpoints are part of a summer campaign to decrease the number of people injured and killed in alcohol-related crashes, Laney said.
In 2008, 7,801 people were injured or killed during the summer months of June, July and August, according to California law enforcement agencies.
“A major component of the checkpoints, beyond taking dangerous drivers off the road, is to increase awareness of the consequences of impaired driving and to encourage using sober designated drivers,” Laney said. “A DUI checkpoint is a proven effective method for achieving this goal. By publicizing these enforcement and education efforts, the South Lake Tahoe Police Department believes motorists are deterred from drinking and driving.”