City of Arcata
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ARCATA POLICE DEPARTMENT TO CONDUCT SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT
Impaired driving has been identified as one of the greatest threats to public safety. Statistics show that every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one death every 48 minutes. The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes in the U.S. totals more than $51 billion.
In 2011, 10,228 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for nearly one-third (31 percent) of all traffic-related deaths in the United States.
Through proactive efforts such as sobriety check points, the APD hopes to reduce the impact of impaired drivers on the citizens of Arcata.