The Fullerton Police Department will conduct two sobriety and driver’s license checkpoints in May as part of its continuing efforts to educate motorists on the dangers of drinking and driving.
The first checkpoint will be held Saturday, May 5, and the second will be Friday, May 25. Both will be held from 8 p.m.-3 a.m., and the locations are not being announced, but will be on major thoroughfares.
Motorists passing through the checkpoints will receive safe driving literature from Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD), Community Services Programs Inc. and the state Office of Traffic Safety.
The checkpoints are the latest in a series of activities planned by the Police Department through its “R.A.I.D.” Traffic Safety Program funded by a two-year, $553,500 grant from the Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Under “R.A.I.D.,” which stands for “Reduce Aggressive and Impaired Drivers,” two officers - Senior Officers Brad Daniel and Rob James - are assigned full time to focus on catching motorists who drive aggressively on city streets, as well as those who drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
Further information about the checkpoints or the R.A.I.D. Traffic Safety Program may be obtained by contacting Sgt. Fred Casas of the Fullerton Police Department Traffic Bureau at (714) 738-2894.