Huntington Park, California
For Immediate Release – July 21, 2022
LT. N. Castelli, (323) 584-6254, email@example.com
The Huntington Park Police Department Holding DUI Checkpoint August 13th
Huntington Park, Calif. – The Huntington Park Police Department will hold a DUI Checkpoint on August 13th from 7:00 p.m. to 02:30 a.m. at an undisclosed location within Huntington Park city limits.
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.
During the checkpoint, officers will look for signs of impaired drivers that may be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
The Huntington Park Police Department reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Some prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs may impair driving. Always follow directions for use and read warning labels about driving or ”operating heavy machinery,” which includes driving a car. While medicinal and recreational marijuana is legal, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal.
If you plan on drinking or taking medications that may impact your ability to drive safely, plan on staying at home.
Drivers charged with a first-time DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The Huntington Park Police Department is committed to keeping the traveling public safe.