Mesa Police Prepare for St. Patrick's Day Sobriety Checkpoint

March 10, 2011

The Mesa Police Department will be participating in the East Valley St. Patrick's Day DUI Task Force. The Mesa Police Department will utilize a combination of DUI saturation patrols and a sobriety checkpoint during the St. Patrick's Day holiday weekend. Funding for the East Valley DUI Task Force is provided through grant funding by the Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety, under the leadership of Director Alberto Gutier.

The goal of the Task Force is to prevent deaths, injuries and property damage caused by drug and alcohol impaired drivers. The Mesa Police Department will employ a zero-tolerance approach to any driver found to be impaired by alcohol or drugs, as well as any driver or occupant under 21 years of age with alcohol in their system. The use of a low manpower, mobile sobriety checkpoint will be the latest addition to an already aggressive DUI enforcement and educatino program by the Mesa Police Department. 



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