- Thursday July 5th, 2012 :: 02:54 p.m. PDT
SLOPD to host DUI Checkpoint tonight.
The San Luis Obispo Police Department will conduct a sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint on Thursday July 5th, 2012. The checkpoint will run from 8:00 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. at an undisclosed location in the city. Traffic flowing through the checkpoint will be contacted by uniformed officers who will be checking for alcohol and/or drug-impaired drivers. Officers will also check to make sure all drivers have a valid driver’s license.
The location of the checkpoint will be announced approximately 2 hours before the checkpoint opens.
The purpose of the checkpoint is to promote public safety, increase awareness of the dangers associated with drinking and driving, and serve as a deterrent to potential impaired and unlicensed drivers.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Please direct any inquires to Sgt. Janice Goodwin at (805) 594-8034. Media is encouraged to attend the checkpoint in an effort to spread awareness about the impacts of drinking and driving.
San Luis Obispo Police Department
1042 Walnut Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401