The San Diego Police Department is planning two DUI checkpoints at undisclosed locations on both Friday and Saturday nights this weekend.
The department said both checkpoints will focus on signs of alcohol or drug use and drivers license compliance between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m. the next morning.
“The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol- or drug-involved crashes,” the department said in a statement, noting that over 10,000 people are killed annually in the United States in drunk driving accidents.
The checkpoint locations were not disclosed, but police said they would be chosen based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests. They promised to delay motorists “only momentarily.”
Funding for the checkpoints is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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