Fortuna DUI Checkpoint Press Releases

July 22, 2011 & July 23, 2011

FORTUNA, CA - Officers from the Fortuna Police Department will be conducting special DUI saturation patrols on Friday night, July 22, 2011 and Saturday night, July 23, 2011 to crack down on drunk driving in the city's ongoing effort to improve traffic safety, save lives and prevent injuries.

Fortuna Redwood AutoXpo 2011 will be starting Friday night July 22, 2011 with the Cruise at approximately 6:00 p.m. and will be followed by the AutoXpo Sock Hop at the Fortuna River Lodge. These events will bring a large number of people and vehicles to our community. The Fortuna Police Department would like to remind all drivers and pedestrians to be extra cautious. The Fortuna Police Department would also like to remind you to be safe, smart and responsible, "Designate a sober driver."

"Enjoy the vehicles and the festivities but don't drive impaired," said Sgt. Matthew Eberhardt, Fortuna PD. "If you're driving impaired Fortuna PD Officers will remove you from the roadways and you will be arrested."

The DUI Saturation Patrols will deploy within the city limits of Fortuna on Friday night, July 22, 2011 at approximately 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday night, July 23, 2011 at approximately 7:00 p.m.

Funding for the patrol is through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The Fortuna Police Department would like to remind everyone that they can be part of keeping our communities and roadways safe. Be responsible, designate a sober driver and call 9-1-1 to report suspected DUI drivers. Enjoy the Fortuna Redwood AutoXpo festivities.

Provided by the Fortuna Police Department Press Releases