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Elk Grove Police Department to hold sobriety checkpoint June 14

The Elk Grove Police Department will hold a sobriety checkpoint this Friday, June 14, 2024. The location of the checkpoint will not be disclosed.

The United States Supreme Court has specifically approved the use of limited sobriety checkpoints to combat impaired drivers (Michigan v. Sitz, 496 U.S. 444 (1990)). The California Supreme Court in People v. Banks, 6 Cal.4th 926 (1993) similarly upheld the legality of sobriety checkpoints.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

June 11, 2024

The Elk Grove Police Department will be conducting a Sobriety/Driver’s License checkpoint on Friday, June 14, 2024, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.

The checkpoint will focus on removing impaired drivers, as well as unlicensed drivers from the roadways. Educational materials covering the dangers of driving under the influence will also be handed out to motorists. Funding for the sobriety checkpoint is provided through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.

The public is encouraged to call the Elk Grove Police Department at (916) 714-5115 (non- emergency line) or 911 if they observe impaired drivers on the roadways.

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