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Sobriety checkpoint set for Sept. 9 in Sunnyvale

Sobriety checkpoint set for Sept. 9 in Sunnyvale

Sobriety checkpoint

Sunnyvale’s Department of Public Safety will operate a safety and sobriety checkpoint on Sept. 9. The primary purpose of the checkpoint is to promote public safety, increase awareness of the dangers associated with drinking and driving and serve as a deterrent to potentially impaired drivers.

Officers will randomly stop vehicles traveling northbound on Mathilda Avenue between Maude and San Aleso avenues and will evaluate drivers to determine their sobriety. Officers will also look at the safety of the vehicle, use of seatbelts and the validity of the operator’s license.

The checkpoint is scheduled to operate from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Youth Leadership Academy

After a three-year hiatus, the Department of Public Safety hosted a Youth Leadership Academy this summer. Twenty-eight students entering grades 7-9 participated in the academy between July 31 and Aug. 4.

The participants learned skills such as communication, conflict resolution, character building, decision making and goal setting. They also received information about cyber-safety, bullying, and lifetime fitness.

For information about the Youth Leadership Academy, email Captain Dzanh Le at dle@sunnyvale.ca.gov.

More EV chargers

The city of Sunnyvale is expanding its electric vehicle charging infrastructure as part of its climate action goals. EV drivers can now use four new EVgo charging stations in the community center’s north parking lot. The chargers appear on the EVgo app. Each charger has three different plugs to enable charging from different manufacturers.