The San Diego Police Department has scheduled a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint for Friday night in its ongoing effort to reduce drunk driving in the city.
The checkpoint will last from 11 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday at an undisclosed location somewhere within the San Diego city limits.
Police regularly announce the checkpoints in advance because of the deterrent effect on drunk, and increasingly drugged, driving.
“Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized DUI checkpoints and proactive DUI patrols are conducted routinely,” the department said in a statement.
Over the last three years, San Diego officers have investigated 2005 DUI collisions that have claimed 42 lives and resulted in thousands of injuries.
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