By Lookout Staff
November 17, 2009 -- You should never drink and
drive, but if you plan to travel in the vicinity of Lincoln
Boulevard and Michigan Avenue Friday evening, be especially
sure the person behind the wheel is sober.
The Santa Monica Police Department will be conducting a
Sobriety/ Drivers license check point to confirm their sobriety
and drivers license status, police announced Tuesday.
It will be the first of several checkpoints to be conducted
over the next twelve-month period, police said.
“Law enforcement officers are doing more to remove
drunk drivers from California’s streets and highways
thanks to our DUI traffic safety funding,” said Christopher
J. Murphy, director of the California Office of Traffic
“But everyone can help make their communities safer,"
Murphy said. "If you see a Drunk Driver – Call
Since 2005, the number of alcohol involved fatalities has
been dropping, thanks to efforts like those in Santa Monia,
authorities said. They encourage law enforcement and the
public to continue to work toward "zero deaths."
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the
Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic