Written by AARON CASTREJON
MONTEREY PARK - Police are planning a DUI/driver license checkpoint to take place at an undisclosed location in town August 24.
The checkpoint will run from 6 p.m. August 24 to 2 a.m. the following day.
Checkpoint locations are chosen based on a history of DUI crashes and arrests. The primary purpose of checkpoints is not to make arrests, but to promote public safety by deterring drivers from driving impaired, according to the Monterey Park Police Department.
“The safety of our community is and always will be our mission,” said Monterey Park Police Chief Kelly Gordon. “We are still out there in the middle of a pandemic because driving under the influence is still dangerous and puts a further strain on critical resources.”
Written by AARON CASTREJON | CityWatch Editor
MONTEREY PARK - The Monterey Park Police Traffic Unit will conduct a DUI/driver license checkpoint beginning tonight at 6 p.m.
The checkpoint, which will be held at an undisclosed area of town, will conclude at 2 a.m. Saturday, June 9.
DUI checkpoint locations are chosen, based on collision statistics and the frequency of DUI arrests, Monterey Park Police said.
Authorities tout the deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints when they are well-publicized and deployed with high-visibility enforcement.
“Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized proactive DUI operations are conducted routinely,” Monterey Park Police said in a written statement.
Funding for this checkpoint is provided to the Monterey Park Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.