Police plan Friday night checkpoint in Whittier

WHITTIER >> Police are planning to hold a sobriety and driver license checkpoint in Whittier Friday night.
The checkpoint is ton be held from 7 p.m. Friday to 2:30 a.m. Saturday at an undisclosed location within the city, Whittier police officials said in a written statement.
“Over the course of the past three years, the Whittier PD officers have investigated 344 DUI collisions which have claimed four lives and resulted in another 66 injuries,” according to the statement.
“The Whittier Police Department supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate all drivers that ‘DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.’ If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.”
Funding for the checkpoint is being provided by a grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, through the California Office of Traffic Safety.

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