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City of Fountain Valley - Police Department
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Mar 11, 2014
Fountain Valley Police Department Targets Impaired Drivers with Checkpoint

In an effort to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved traffic collisions, the Fountain Valley Police Department conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on Friday, March 7th from 9pm until 3am.  The checkpoint was on Harbor Boulevard  at the intersection of Heil Avenue, in the City of Fountain Valley.
 
A total of 1036 vehicles traveled through the checkpoint and officers were able to contact 750 of the drivers.  3 drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.   1 driver was arrested for a misdemeanor warrant, 3 people were cited for possession of open containers of alcoholic beverages within a vehicle, and 1 person was cited for possession of marijuana.  10 drivers were issued citations for being an unlicensed and/or suspended driver.  2 vehicles were impounded for 30 days. 
 
Funding for this operation was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


Sgt. Steve DeSantis
(714)593-4481
FVPD Case Number: March 11,2014

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