Roseville Police conducting special nighttime traffic enforcement
Drunken drivers and aspiring street racers will have an extra reason to look over their shoulders in Roseville this weekend–nine extra reasons, in fact. That’s because nine of the Roseville Police Department traffic officers who normally work during the day will be patrolling during the evening hours, from Thursday, June 22 through Sunday, June 25. The traffic officers will be on the lookout for drunken drivers, street racers, vehicles that have been modified for street racing, and other traffic violators.
The special enforcement is scheduled in concert with the Placer County Fair, which runs from June 22 through June 25 at the Placer County Fairgrounds in Roseville.
“We encourage everyone to come out and enjoy the fair,” Roseville Police Chief Joel Neves said. “However, if you’re going to drink, you need to plan ahead. Choose a member of your group to be your non-drinking ‘designated driver.’ Otherwise, if you drive under the influence, there’s a better than ‘fair’ chance that one of our officers will arrest you.”
Funding for the special patrols was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency.