Chino PD Partners with State Police, Sheriff, and California Highway Patrol in Effort to Stop Impaired Driving

By Anthony Chan

Chino – Chino Police Department is escalating enforcement efforts to stop impaired driving. In a traffic safety fact sheet released by the NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 4,976 motorcyclists killed and 22,441 passenger vehicle occupants killed in 2015 compared with 4,494 motorcyclists killed and 21,050 passenger vehicle occupants killed in 2014, an 8% and 6% increase respectively.

As traffic related deaths increase, Chino Police Department remains determined to save lives through a combination of increased nationwide and statewide messages on the dangers of driving under the influence from the national enforcement campaign Ride Sober or Get Pulled Over and increased enforcement with more officers on the road.

Part of the increased enforcement effort is the deployment of a specialized DUI Enforcement Team that will conduct DUI saturation patrols in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests on Sept. 8 to 10, from 6 pm to 3 am. “During this period, local law enforcement will show zero tolerance for alcohol or drug impaired riding,” according to an article released by the City of Chino.

The goal of these increased enforcement efforts is to “drastically reduce death and injuries on our nation’s roadways” and “drastically reduce impaired driving for both rider and drivers in our community’s roadways,” says the City of Chino.

In the past year, Chino Police Department has hired more police officers to help with DUI enforcement and other law enforcement efforts. Chino Police has increased the police force from 42 officers in 2016 to 51 officers in 2017.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA, started its Ride Sober or Get Pulled Over ad campaign to stop drunk driving in 2012. It’s TV ad emphasized police officers’ uncanny ability to sense drunk drivers without being seen.

Please report drunk drivers by calling 9-1-1.