17 March 2011
In an effort to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol-related crashes, the Scottsdale Police Department will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint to identify and arrest impaired drivers as well as educate the public on the dangers of impaired driving. The checkpoint will be the evening of March 17th, starting at 7 PM, at Scottsdale and McDowell Roads in Scottsdale.
Our community is all too often affected by impaired drivers who senselessly cause injury and death on our roadways. DUI checkpoints are conducted to reduce these tragedies. Checkpoints are proven and effective methods for achieving this goal. By publicizing these enforcement and educational efforts, the Scottsdale Police Department believes motorists can be deterred from drinking and driving.
Traffic volume and conditions permitting, all vehicles entering the checkpoint may be checked, and drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs will be arrested. The public is also encouraged to help keep roadways safe by calling 9-1-1 if they observe a suspected impaired driver.
Media personnel can be accommodated upon request for ride-a-longs and interviews. Contact Sgt. Mark Clark, Public Information officer, Scottsdale Police Department. 480-312-1910.