DUI Saturation Patrol
July 26, 2010
Traffic Sergeant Brett Birnbaum announced that the San Bernardino Police Department conducted a citywide DUI Saturation Patrol from 6:00 PM to 2:00 AM on Friday, July 23, 2010. During this event, 81 vehicles were stopped, 33 people were given field sobriety tests, and 2 people were arrested for driving under the influence. 1 person was taken into custody for non-DUI related charges, and 51 non-DUI related citations were issued. 8 of the citations were issued for driving while unlicensed and 8 were issued for driving on a suspended or revoked license. 11 vehicles were impounded during this event. 8 of these were impounded for 30 days.
This program is an effort to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes. DUI saturation patrols are conducted to educate the public on the dangers of impaired driving while identifying offenders and getting them off of the street.
All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on local roadways by impaired drivers. The San Bernardino Police Department believes motorists can be deterred from drinking and driving through the education and enforcement activities conducted during DUI saturation patrols.
Our objective is to send a clear message to those who are considering driving a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol and/or drugs – Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest. The public is encouraged to help keep roadways safe. Report Drunk Drivers, Call 911.
Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.