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DUI checkpoints: two planned for Truckee in August, September

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; The Truckee Police Department is coordinating two DUI checkpoints and#8212; one Aug. 7 and another Sept. 4.

Working with California Highway Patrol and Grass Valley Police, Truckee officers will be checking driverand#8217;s licenses and for drivers under the influence, funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Officials did not specify the locations of the checkpoints.



The goal, according to a Truckee Police Department press release, is to reduce the rates of injury DUI collisions within the town of Truckee.

Truckee police characterize these types of collisions 100 percent preventable and not accidents.



For the first time in Truckee Police history, there were no significant alcohol-related traffic incidents in the beginning of 2009 and#8212; no injury collisions and no night-time hit-and-run collisions related to alcohol, according to the press release.

Prior to the formation of the traffic unit in 2006, Truckee had five alcohol-involved injury collisions and one fatal during the same time period.


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