Friday, July 3

Upland Police Department

Traffic Checkpoint Info

Reducing Driving Under The Influence

The Upland Police Department Traffic Unit conducts monthly traffic checkpoints. These checkpoints take place at various times of the day and night. The primary purpose of the checkpoints is to enforce the laws pertaining to driving under the influence of alcohol and unlicensed drivers. During the course of these checkpoints drivers passing through the checkpoints are briefly contacted by officers. The purpose of this initial contact is to verify the subject has a driver's license and is not under the influence of alcohol or another substance. If the driver has his/her license and is not under the influence he/she is sent on his/her way. If the driver is unable to display a driver's license or appears to be under the influence he/she is diverted to an area reserved for further investigation. If it is determined that a driver does not have a valid driver's license then a citation is issued for the appropriate violation of the California Vehicle Code and the vehicle is towed away and stored for up to 30 days depending on the circumstances. If the driver is determined to be under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance than he/she is arrested for the appropriate violation and booked at the Upland Police Department or West Valley Detention Center depending on the circumstances.