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Monrovia PD Conducting DUI Saturation Patrols Friday

The patrols begin Friday night in areas where DUIs frequently occur.

From the Monrovia Police Department:

Officers from the Monrovia Police Department’s DUI Enforcement Team will be deploying this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in the Department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign. DUI Saturation Patrols will deploy on Friday, January 25, 2013, between the hours of 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests.

“This is a ‘Zero Tolerance’ crackdown, so Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over!”

In California, this deadly crime led to 774 deaths in 2010 because someone failed to designate a sober driver. After falling dramatically for five straight years, figures for 2011 indicate that DUI deaths remained the same as 2010. Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have resulted in 33 injury crashes in Monrovia, harming 45 of our friends and neighbors.

DUI can impact the economy, in addition to the pain and suffering of those immediately affected. Conservatively, a fatality has a $1.4 million impact, an injury $70,000, and a crash that only damages property averages nearly $9,000.

“California’s roadways are very much safer than they were before 2006,” said OTS Director Christopher J. Murphy. “The Monrovia Police Department will be keeping the pressure on through enforcement and public awareness so that we can continue saving lives and reach the vision we all share – Toward zero deaths, every 1 counts.”

Funding for this program is from a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Report Drunk Drivers, Call 911!

jake January 24, 2013 at 03:49 PM
so much for spending my money on myrtle, hope it doesn't hurt business
Nicoline Conway January 24, 2013 at 11:39 PM
This is wny I walk to the bars. So many to visit within walking distance, no need to drive.
Ellen Zunino January 26, 2013 at 10:53 PM
Two old and dear friends lost their dad to a drunk driver and a co-worker lost her husband to a drunk behind the wheel. The law and the courts diddle too much with drunk drivers, especially those with high alcohol blood levels. We're hysterical about the chemicals in our food and with smokers and their smoke but just shrug at the damage drunks do to their families and to ours.

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