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DUI Checkpoints on the Way—Via State Grant

The Fountain Valley Police Department has been awarded a $15,430 grant for its efforts to fight impaired driving.

The Fountain Valley Police Department will have another $15,430 to fight intoxicated driving.

The California Office of Traffic Safety has awarded the grant to the police, which will use it for anti-DUI enforcement and for public education.

"DUI checkpoints remain an important tool to enforce DUI laws and educate the public regarding the danger of impaired driving," said Chief Daniel S. Llorens. "When residents see Fountain Valley Police Officers working a checkpoint, they know we are using all the tools in our toolbox to keep drivers safe.”

Besides targeting drivers with DUI/driver's license checkpoints, the effort will educate the public on the dangers of impaired driving.

The department said that in 2010, 791 people were killed and more than 24,000 were injured in alcohol and drug-impaired crashes in California. In 2011, it said, 14 people were injured in Fountain Valley in such crashes.

The department said alcohol-involved crashes drop an average of 20 percent "when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted often enough."

The department considers checkpoints the most effective of the strategies contends that it results in a cost saving of $6 for every $1 spent.

Timber December 13, 2012 at 06:04 AM
http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/810999.pdf "These ESTIMATES are based on data from NHTSA’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). Unfortunately, known blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test results are NOT AVAILABLE for all drivers and nonoccupants involved in fatal crashes. MISSING DATA can result for a number of reasons, the most frequent of which is that people are not always tested for alcohol. To address the missing data issue, NHTSA has developed and employs a statistical model to ESTIMATE the likelihood that a fatal-crash-involved driver or nonoccupant was sober, had some alcohol, or was intoxicated at the time of the crash. The statistical model was developed using all available known data in the aggregate (that is, at the national level) and applied to each individual driver and nonoccupant with an UNKNOWN BAC TEST RESULT. The estimates presented include a mix of both known and estimated BACs." ================================================ My comments: these guesses and estimates from their statistical model are being used as facts, but in reality these are nothing more than LIES substituting as facts. The part stated as, UNKNOWN BAC TEST RESULT, are nothing more then conjecture because those that were NOT tested could never be viewed as a BAC TEST RESULT ever. An omission is a nullity. Basically a portion of the resulting 'test results' are bullshit fabricated LIES MASQUERADING AS THE TRUTH.
CARL CLUGSTON December 13, 2012 at 08:31 AM
The most effective way is to park your cop cars out side bars on the street like you do at the stores, and go back to work .and do something else.

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