A drunk driving checkpoint. Photo courtesy San Diego Sheriff's Department
A drunk driving checkpoint. Photo courtesy San Diego Sheriff’s Department

Both the San Diego County Sheriff and San Diego Police are planning Friday night DUI checkpoints.

The sheriff’s checkpoint will be in the 7900 block of Broadway in Lemon Grove, beginning at 8 p.m. and continuing until 3 a.m. on Saturday.

The location of the San Diego Police checkpoint was not revealed, but will be chosen “based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests,” according to the department, and take place from 11 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday.

Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment and checking drivers for proper licensing. Authorities promise to delay motorists only momentarily.

Over 10,000 people are killed annual in accidents involving an alcohol- or drug-impaired driver.

The checkpoints are funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.