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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Thursday, May 2, 2013

Goleta Police Will Conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint 05/03

The Goleta Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI / Driver’s License checkpoint on Friday May 3rd, 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 County Sheriff’s Office for police services.

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