Friday, July 1, 2016
JULY 1 - NATIONAL CREATIVE ICE CREAM FLAVORS DAY - NATIONAL GINGERSNAP DAY - NATIONAL POSTAL WORKER DAY - NATIONAL U.S. POSTAGE STAMP DAY NATIONAL CREATIVE ICE CREAM
In observance of the holiday, refuse and recycling collection will be provided one day later than your normal pickup day for the remainder of the week. Refuse and recycling collection will return to the regular schedule on the following week. For questions regarding this schedule, please call Customer Service at (909) 395-2050.
Has your neighborhood submitted their application for their Ontario Night Out block party? Those interested in hosting a neighborhood block party for the August 2 Ontario Night Out event are asked to register with the Ontario Police Department Crime Prevention Unit by tomorrow (Friday, July 1). For more information, please visit www.OntarioNightOut.org or call (909) 395-2939.
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INCIDENT: Traffic Safety Checkpoint & DUI Citywide Patrols
DATE/TIME: Friday July 1st, 2016
Checkpoint 9pm – 3am
LOCATION: DUI Checkpoint at undisclosed location (DUI Patrols citywide)
UNIT: Traffic Services
The Pomona Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint at an undisclosed location within the city limits along with special DUI Roving Patrols will also be deployed citywide this evening and throughout the month.
•DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint is set for Friday July 1st from 9 PM to 3 AM
•DUI Patrols will be deployed citywide on Friday June 1st between 7 PM and 3 AM
In California, this deadly crime led to 802 deaths in 2012 because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Nationally, the latest data shows nearly 10,000 were killed by an impaired driver. Over the course of the past three years, data shows DUI collisions have claimed 7 lives and resulted in 242 crashes harming 101 of our friends and neighbors in Pomona.
Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment with officers checking drivers for proper licensing delaying motorists only momentarily. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving. Recent statistics reveal that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent). Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent. Nearly 90 percent of California drivers approve of DUI checkpoints.
DUI Checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests affording the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence. Locations are chosen with safety considerations for the officers and the public.
Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000 not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out.
Funding for this checkpoint is provided to Pomona Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to
‘Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1'
Anyone with information that would aid in solving any crime is encouraged to contact the Pomona Police Department at 909-620-2085. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" at
1-800-222-TIPS(8477).Prepared by: Corporal A. Bostrom – Traffic Services
Pomona Police Department
Here is a look at our schedule for Life Drawing for the next couple of weeks:
Saturday (7.2.16) 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, $10
Monday (7.4.16) NO CLASS. Happy 4th of July
Thursday (7.7.16) 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm, $10
Saturday (7.9.16) 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, $10 + 2nd Saturday Life Drawing Event, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, FREE
Monday (7.11.16) 9:00 am - 3:30 pm, $20 full session/$10 half session
Thursday (7.14.16) 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm, $10