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Deputies in Poway will hold a DUI checkpoint this weekend, it was announced Monday.

The checkpoint will be held from 8:30 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday.

The checkpoint will consist of DUI trained deputies who will be evaluating drivers’ abilities to safely operate motor vehicles to see if they have a valid driver’s license.

Officials said the primary intent of this checkpoint is to educate the public of the dangers associated with drinking and driving.

The checkpoint is funded by a grant through the California Office of Traffic Safety. The Office of Traffic Safety and local law enforcement urge drivers to “Report Drunk Drivers. Call 911.”

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