DUI / Driver's License Checkpoint City of Goleta
Goleta - August 22nd, 2013
The Goleta Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI / Driver’s License checkpoint
on Friday August 22nd,
at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 7:00 p.m.
and 3:00 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest
opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the
greatest safety for officers and the public.
Officers will be contacting
drivers passing through the checkpoint looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug
impairment. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail time, license
suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, court
probation and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.
This sobriety checkpoint is an
effort to reduce those tragedies and officers will be checking drivers for
proper licensing. A major component of these checkpoints is the deterrent
effect it has on those who might drive drunk or drugged impaired and bring about
more awareness, encouraging everyone to use sober designated drivers.
Funding for this operation is
provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The City of Goleta contracts with the
Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office for police services.
Business Hours: (805) 681-4100