Mesa Police Conduct Labor Day Sobriety Checkpoint
September 6, 2009
On Monday, September 7, 2009 the Mesa Police Department will be
conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint in conjunction with DUI
Saturation Patrols in an effort to curb impaired driving over
the Labor Day holiday weekend. The Sobriety Checkpoint will be
conducted on Power Road, just north of Thomas. The operation
will begin at 1:00 p.m. and end at approximately 6:00 p.m. This
location was selected due to the high number of impaired drivers
who use this route to return to the City of Mesa from the lake
and river recreation sites.
As part of an effort by law enforcement agencies statewide, the
Mesa Police Department will enforce a zero-tolerance policy
toward drivers impaired by alcohol and/or drugs. Persons found
to be consuming alcohol under the age of 21 will also be cited.
Driving impaired is a serious offense that kills nearly 17,000
people nationwide each year. Sobriety Checkpoints and Saturation
Patrols increase the perceived risk of arrest, and thereby
influence drivers to make the right choice, while reminding the
general public that impaired driving is a crime.