Written by AARON CASTREJON
POMONA – Police have scheduled a DUI/Driver License checkpoint and patrols to begin Friday, November 20.
The checkpoint will run from 9 p.m. Friday, to 3 a.m. November 21. Patrols are scheduled to run from 7 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday, according to the Pomona Police Department.
“DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols are done in locations with a higher frequency of DUI-related collisions and arrests. During the checkpoint, officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, with officers checking drivers for proper licensing,” according to the Pomona Police Department.
In 2017, the Pomona Police Department investigated 127 DUI collisions which claimed one life and resulted in another 49 injuries, while statewide 1,120 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes on California roads, Pomona Police said.
Funding for these operations are provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.